Dallergut Dream Department Store: The Dream You Ordered Is Sold Out
- About the Author
THE NO.1 KOREAN BESTSELLER WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD
A captivating story that will leave a lingering magical feeling in readers’ minds, this is the first book in a bestselling duology for anyone exhausted from the reality of their daily life.
In a mysterious town that lies hidden in our collective subconscious, there’s a quaint little store where all kinds of dreams are sold...
Day and night, visitors both human and animal from all over the world shuffle in sleepily in their pyjamas, lining up to purchase their latest adventure. Each floor in the department store sells a special kind of dream, including nostalgic dreams about your childhood, trips you’ve taken, and delicious food you’ve eaten, as well as nightmares and more mysterious dreams.
In DallerGut Dream Department Store, we meet Penny an enthusiastic new hire; DallerGut, the flamboyant owner of the department store; Mrs. Weather, Penny’s reliable confidante; Vigo Myers, an employee in the mystery department as well as a cast of curious, funny and strange clientele who regularly visit the store.
When one of the most coveted and expensive forms of dream payment gets stolen during Penny’s first week, we follow along with her as she tries to uncover the workings of this wonderfully whimsical world.
“The writer who wrote about dreams is now achieving her dreams. A dream-like story has happened in the publishing world resulting in this becoming a bestseller after its initial e-book publication.”
—The Dong-A Ilbo
“The author who revolutionised the world of Korean fiction is also influencing and changing the broader realm of Korean literature now.”
—Maeil Business News Korea
“This book has the unique ability to evoke both tears and tranquility. A perfect read for moments of exhaustion and the yearning to escape reality, it possesses the power to mend weary hearts.”
“DallerGut Dream Department Store provides empathy and comfort to readers who have found it increasingly difficult to dream in the midst of the painful realities of life.”
Miye Lee was born in Busan in 1990. After graduating from the Busan National University School of Materials Science and Engineering, she worked as a semiconductor engineer at Samsung Electronics. Her debut novel Dallergut Dream Department Store published entirely funded through a crowdfunding service in Korea in 2020 and has since drawn many enthusiastic responses and favourable reviews.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 256
Year Published: 2023
Size: 215mm x 135mm