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Busan Biennale 2020


PYUN Hye-young The Refrigerator

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The Refrigerator

Moojin Kim, who is in a middle school baseball team lives with his grandfather, Donghyun Kim. Even though he is young, he has been through a lot of things in life. When Ilwoo, Moojin’s friend who is also in the baseball team, visits Moojin, he finds Moojin removing all the stuff from the old refrigerator with tears. Suddenly Doyoung Choi, their baseball team coach visits Moojin’s house. He had been visiting parents of the baseball team to gain their signature against his charge on sexual harassment. Moojin and Donghyun make up stories to pretend his grandfather is away and Moojin burst out tears realizing that his words were too clumsy to believe. Doyoung seems to be leaving the house but then he suddenly picked up on the old refrigerator. Then he senses the odor of death, sharing his story when his grandmother passed away and then suddenly hears the refrigerator making loud noise. Moojin and Donghyun freak out and Doyoung then slowly opens the fridge There is a lot of uncanny and unresolved emotions in the story.

PYUN Hye-young, Novelist

PYUN Hye-young is a novelist born in Seoul in 1972. She has published novels, including Aio Garden, To the Kennels, Evening Courtship, and As Night Was Passing, and full-length novels, Ashes and Red, To the Western Woods, The Law of Lines, The Hole and Let the Dead. She has received the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Yi Hyo-Seok Literature Award, Today’s Young Writer Award, Dong-in Literary Award, Yi Sang Literary Award, Hyundae Literary Award, and Shirley Jackson Award.

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PYUN Hye-young The Refrigerator

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