The Disaster Tourist (eBook)
de Yun Ko-Eun
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An eco-thriller with a fierce feminist sensibility,The Disaster Tourist engages with the global dialog around climate activism, dark tourism, and the #MeToo movement.
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 whove paid a premium. Soon Yona discovers the resorts plan to fabricate a catastrophe in the interest of regaining their good standing with Jungleand the manager enlists Yonas help. Yona must choose between the callous company to whom shes 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 Muis citizens are in dangerand so is she.