( Korean - 타워 - 2009 )

novel by Bae Myung-hoon

translated by Sung Ryu

Published: Honford Star - trade paperback - 2020
ISBN: 1916277128 / 9781916277120

Honford Star - e-book - 2020
eISBN: 1916277136 / 9781916277137
ASIN: B08GL72L43

A series of interconnected stories set in Beanstalk, a 674-story skyscraper and sovereign nation. Each story deals with how citizens living in the hypermodern high-rise deal with various influences of power in their lives: a group of researchers have to tell their boss that a major powerbroker is a dog, a woman uses the power of the internet to rescue a downed fighter pilot abandoned by the government, and an out-of-towner finds himself in charge of training a gentle elephant to break up protests.

Three Wise Recruits
In Praise of Nature
Taklamakan Misdelivery
The Elevator Maneuver Exercise
The Buddha of the Square