The teenager who woke up late, his Granny and Apollo.
That morning, when Musun—the young narrator—wakes up at 11 o’clock, the house is strangely deserted. She ends up finding this little note in the kitchen, along with a few bills: “My darling, we let you sleep. Take good care of Grandma. We’ll be back in a month. Your Daddy who loves you.” Horror! The whole family went back to Seoul and left her with Grandma! In this lost hole where the internet doesn’t work! With this grandmother weeding her field from five o’clock in the morning… The nightmare… The cohabitation with Granny starts badly. On the third day, Musun finds a drawing she made 15 years earlier, when she was five years old: a treasure map! Except that when she shows the drawing to Grandma, the old woman mumbles… “Ah, that... Don’t you remember? It was summer... the day the four girls disappeared...” It is then that the investigation begins, with the following day the reinforcement of the heir of Yu, fourteen years old, whose fabulous beauty inspires Musun his nickname: Apollo.
A funny black novel! Built on an improbable trio, alternately moving or comic, Summer, Bodies Somewhere is, like its title, a unique detective novel. No or few policemen in uniforms, no action scenes more violent than Granny’s naps or bus rides, but the burlesque narration of these three anti-heroes in a lost village in an archi-rural Korea.
A cheerful, joyful and tender book, a true success of writing.