A collection of seven short stories that ask people going through a dark tunnel if they are ok and wish them well.
- Book Intro
All characters in What you requested are adolescents. Nonetheless. we cannot generalize them to be mere adolescents. Each is a single, unique individual whose life the author has observed by spending a long period at their side. The author represents each based on multi-layered memories of them.
Seven stories are written in a polished style with a quick but well-controlled tempo. The author dexterously delivers somewhat serious and dark stories with wit and humor. Thanks to the author's seasoned writing skill, readers may laugh, swear at the world, and finally end up crying with the characters as they read each story. In What you requested, readers will meet real youths at the boundaries and beyond, youths who withstand the polluted world. Overall, What you requested is a book about resilient adolescents who bravely face the world of absurdity, anxiety, and unexpected violence. The stories are fun but not fun, and therefore can be called sad comedies.
The author highlights the life of characters who so clearly live near us but who are often made invisible. A teenager who lives on delivery service and wishes not to worry about money, a youth who has to hide his love for someone, a sensitive boy who, for the first time, opens a condom box, and an adolescent who lives invisibly in foreign back streets. These youths repeatedly face situations in which they are forced to hide something or to explain something. However, they seem to say that they have nothing to explain. People try to categorize these youth in some way or treat them as invisible beings. But, needless to say, they shine brightly.
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