Winner of the Munhakdongne Novel Award, South Korea’s most prestigious literary prize.
Cabinet 13 looks exactly like any normal filing cabinet… Except this cabinet is filled with files on the ‘symptomers’, humans whose strange abilities and bizarre experiences might just mark the emergence of a new species. But to Kong, the harried office worker whose job it is to look after the cabinet, the symptomers are a headache; especially the one who won’t stop calling every day, asking to be turned into a cat.
A richly funny and fantastical novel about the strangeness at the heart of even the most everyday lives, from one of South Korea’s most acclaimed novelists.
Translated by Sean Lin Halbert