By Lee Ki-ho, Christopher J. Dyka
This tale makes a speciality of an supplier whose merely goal is to provide apologies—for a fee—on behalf of its consumers. This possible insignificant provider leads us into an exam of sin, guilt, and the customarily irrational calls for of society. A kaleidoscope of youngster nuisances and significant grievances, this novel heralds a brand new comedian voice in Korean letters.
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Teaching Wrong 24. The Ones Who Died 25. At Least We Can Apologize 26. The Things Left Behind After the Apology Part Two: Creating Wrong 1. Visiting Hours 2. The Thing I Wanted to Know 3. The Flyer 4. The Director General and the Cafeteria Lady 5. The Child’s Apology 6. The Little Bird 7. The Client 8. Mother and Son 9. A Question of Stance 10. In the Case of No Wrongdoing 11. Creating Wrong 12. What We Weren’t Able to Say 13. The Apology that Couldn’t Be Made on Someone Else’s Behalf 14. Father and Son 15.
When the caretakers would stomp over to our room, pills in hand, and stand at our door, we would rush over, our heels barely grazing the floor, and kneel down with both hands outstretched. We never had a problem swallowing those pills; they slid perfectly down our throats and disappeared into our bodies. When we weren’t taking our pills, we worked, either packaging socks or labeling soap. On the sock crates we would attach a group picture of the institution’s residents. When we took the photo, Si-bong and I were in the back row on either side, standing at perfect attention.
So I continued to say nothing. That was on account of figuring that, in any case, I’d be thanking him again. The next day, Si-bong was only slapped a few times on the cheek and wasn’t beaten at all anywhere else. I was hit in the chest, on my thighs, in my ribs, and in the face. When the caretakers asked Si-bong once more what he had done wrong, he answered in a loud voice. “Actually . . ” The shorter one put his plastic gloves on and looked Si-bong in the eyes. “Cursed? ” The two male caretakers looked at each other, and then asked Si-bong again.