Attractive omnibus story that delves into grotesque desires and inner wounds.
- Book Intro
(English) Strange Collection from Anything Office
“Are you an ordinary person?”
Seven items, and seven unbelievable stories
There is a teenage girl who believes she is completely ordinary. One day, she sees a common recruitment board posting for a part-time job and walks up the stairs to arrive at a strange office. The name of the office is Anything Office. A man who introduces himself as the head of the office tells her to start working the next day. He also poses her a strange question: “Are you an ordinary person?” If you were the girl, how would you reply?
Strange Collection from Anything Office is a fantasy mystery growth novel in which a teen girl who has dropped out of school faces her inner self that’s been hidden deep inside as she interviews people who undergo bizarre experiences at the Anything Office. This attractive omnibus story delves into grotesque desires and inner wounds and is even more impressive with its intense title and dreamy illustrations. The book was selected for young adult literature sharing by Arts Council Korea in 2021.
- About the Author
(English) The author was born in 1981, in the city of Seoul. Seon went on to win the first Sallim Literary Award for YA fiction for her work The Night the Panda Cried. Her publications for young readers include The Contractor, Nana on the Red Roof, Alice World, The 2nd Universe, Mom's Recipe, and The Young Girl Ghost Detective. She has also written books for children, including Manito: the Dangerous Game, Game King, Pretty Face for Sale,The Bathroom Ear, Memories of That Day, The Killer Next Door, and The Calendar of Time.
Young adult literature sharing by Arts Council Korea (2021).
Selected for the Second Young Adult Book Report Contest by Monthly Book Seed (2021).