Hi, find a feature on my new novel Funereal in this month’s Groove Korea magazine entitled Darkness, Mannequins and Funereal.
Funereal is a darkly comic look at surgery, stardom and the search for happiness in modern South Korea. Imagine a surreal, dystopian take on ‘hallyu’ 한류, Seoul and so-called ‘cultural technology’ (문화콘텐츠기술). It’s a proper book i.e. not self-published, and you can find it in paperback and e-book on Signal 8 Press, East Asia’s leading English language indie press.
Funereal has been featured by Boing Boing, The Korea Herald and Critical K-Pop. It’s also the first ever English language novel about Koreans living in South Korea today. For fans of Murakami (but which one..?)
– Giacomo Lee, November 2015