The disaster tourist

The disaster tourist
Yun, Ko-ŭn, 1980-
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  • Published: 2020
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For ten years, Yona has been stuck behind a desk as a coordinator for Jungle, a travel company specializing in vacation packages to destinations devastated by disaster and climate change. Her work life is uneventful until trouble arises in the form of a predatory colleague. To forestall any disruption of business as usual, Jungle makes Yona a proposition: a paid "vacation" to the desert island of Mui. But Yona must pose as a tourist and assess whether Jungle should continue their partnership with the unprofitable destination. Yona travels to the remote island, whose major attraction is an underwhelming sinkhole, a huge disappointment to the customers who've paid a premium. Soon Yona discovers the resort's plan to fabricate a catastrophe in the interest of regaining their good standing with Jungle-and the manager enlists Yona's help. Yona must choose between the callous company to whom she's dedicated her life or the possibility of a fresh start in a powerful new position. As she begins to understand the cost of the manufactured disaster, Yona realizes that the lives of Mui's citizens are in danger-and so is she.

Related Subjects

Dark tourism--Fiction.
Tourism--Employees--Fiction.
Tourism--Korea (South)--Fiction.
Tourism--Corrupt practices--Fiction.
Islands--Vietnam--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781788163149 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Yun, Ko-ŭn, 1980-

Title:

The disaster tourist / Yun Ko-eun ; translated by Lizzie Buehler.

Publication Info:

London : Serpent's Tail, an imprint of Profile Books Ltd, 2020.

Publication Info:

©2020

Physical description:

186 pages ; 23 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Language:

Translated from the Korean.

Subject term:

Dark tourism--Fiction.

Subject term:

Tourism--Employees--Fiction.

Subject term:

Tourism--Korea (South)--Fiction.

Subject term:

Tourism--Corrupt practices--Fiction.

Subject term:

Islands--Vietnam--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Vietnam--Description and travel--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Black humor.

Genre index term:

Satirical literature.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Buehler, Lizzie,

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