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A Magical Girl Retires [Audiobook]

Audio CD

Main Details

Title A Magical Girl Retires [Audiobook]
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Park Seolyeon
Physical Properties
Format:Audio CD
Category/GenreAudiobooks on CD
Trade Publishers Audiobooks
All Dates
April 2024 Release Titles
ISBN/Barcode 9798874623333
Edition Audiobook

Publishing Details

Publisher Trade Publishers Audiobooks
Imprint HarperCollins
NZ Release Date 30 April 2024
Publication Country United States


A millennial turned magical girl must combat climate change and credit card debt in this delightful witty and wildly imaginative ode to magical girl manga. Twenty-nine depressed and drowning in credit card debt after losing her job during the pandemic a millennial woman decides to end her troubles by jumping off Seouls Mapo Bridge. But her suicide attempt is interrupted by a girl dressed all in white--her guardian angel. Ah Roa is a clairvoyant magical girl on a mission to find the greatest magical girl of all time. And our protagonist just may be that special someone. But the young womans initial excitement turns to frustration when she learns being a magical girl in real life is much different than how its portrayed in stories. It isnt just destiny--its work. Magical girls go to job fairs join trade unions attend classes. And for this magical girl there are no special powers and no great perks and despite being magical she still battles with low self-esteem. Her magic wand . . . is a credit card--which she must use to defeat a terrifying threat that isnt a monster or an intergalactic war. Its global climate change. Because magical girls need to think about sustainability too. Park Seolyeon reimagines classic fantasy tropes in a novel that explores real-world challenges that are both deeply personal and universal: the search for meaning and the desire to do good in a world that feels like its ending. A fun fast-paced and enchanting narrative that sparkles thanks to award-nominated translator Anton Hur A Magical Girl Retires reminds us that we are all magical girls--that fighting evil by moonlight and winning love by daylight can be anyones game. Translated from the Korean by Anton Hur