Three women’s fates in a Korean village: ambitious Kūmbok has been chasing thrills since she first saw a whale; her mute daughter Ch’unhūi communicates with elephants. And a one-eyed woman controls bees by whistling. »Whale« (tr: Chi-Young Kim) intersects magical realism, ancient Korean myths, and martial arts films. »With irony and depth, Cheon depicts the Machiavellian course of the world between ruin and ruins. He is a gifted storyteller.« (FAZ)
In collaboration with Bertelsmann.
Read by Matthias Scherwenikas.