The Disaster Tourist: A Novel
The Disaster Tourist: A Novel The Disaster Tourist: A Novel

A high-end ecotourism company sends Yuna to one of its failing destinations where both her company and the equally ruthless local government will force a reckoning.

Jungle is a cutting–edge travel agency specializing in tourism to destinations devastated by disaster and climate change. And until she found herself at the mercy of a predatory colleague, Yuna was one of their top representatives. Now on the verge of losing her job, she’s given a proposition: take a paid “vacation” to the desert island of Mui and pose as a tourist to assess the company’s least profitable holiday.

When she uncovers a plan to fabricate an extravagant catastrophe, she must choose: prioritize the callous company to whom she’s dedicated her life, or embrace a fresh start in a powerful new position? An eco–thriller with a fierce feminist sensibility, The Disaster Tourist introduces a fresh new voice to the United States that engages with the global dialogue around climate activism, dark tourism, and the #MeToo movement.

Yun Ko-eun was born in Seoul in 1980. In 2004, the year she graduated from university, her short story “Piercing” won the Daesan Literary Award for College Students. In 2008 she received the Hankyorek Literature Award for her novel The Zero G Syndrom. 2011 her short story “The Sea Horse Flies” won the Yi Hyo-seok Literary Award. She lives in Seoul, South Korea.

Additional Information:

  • Author: Yun Ko-eun. Translator: Lizzie Buehler
  • Published 2020
  • 209 pages, softcover
  • 8.3 X 5 ½ inches