The Nine Cloud Dream, written by Kim Man-Jung was out last month and FeiFei did an excellent job on the cover! This is the first literary work of Korea to be translated into English.
“Koreaâ€™s most prized literary masterpiece: a Buddhist journey questioning the illusions of human lifeâ€”presented in a vivid new translation by PEN/Hemingway finalist Heinz Insu Fenkl
Often considered the highest achievement in Korean fiction, The Nine Cloud Dream poses the question: will the life we dream of truly make us happy? Written in 17th-century Korea, this classic novelâ€™s wondrous story begins when a young monk living on a sacred Lotus Peak in China succumbs to the temptation of eight fairy maidens. For doubting his masterâ€™s Buddhist teachings, the monk is forced to endure a strange punishment: reincarnation as the most ideal of men.”