A strange conversation that took place in the corner of the prison visiting room, a cataclysm that came exactly 7 years later!
Kim Jin-myung's novel "The Prophecy" begins with the shooting of KAL 007 34 years ago. In this work, Kim Jin-myung's huge imagination and sharp nib are directed to the midst of international politics in the 1980s, when the US-Soviet power game was in full swing. It was a tragic, unprecedented disaster in which 269 innocent people were shot down by Soviet fighter jets off the coast of Sakhalin. It was a mystery that had not been revealed other than the fact of the attack. What happened during the KAL period at that time? It was further reported that the attack was by a Soviet fighter. But after confirming the shocking facts, what did the Korean government do? On the day the news of the accident was reported, the main news in Korea was cleaning in front of Chun Doo-hwan's house, and the Soviet fighter was described as a 'third country's fighter'. The government made no complaints to the 'third country'.
And then there is Jimin, a young man who lost his only blood sister to the KAL plane shot down. He flies to the United States to avenge his sister, whom the state ignores. And a mysterious man appeared before him.
“In seven years, communism will be destroyed.”
Will Jimin's revenge come true? Will the man's prophecy come true?
Prophecy, like other works of Kim Jin-myung, is closely connected to the 'present' of the Korean Peninsula and leaves strong implications. The question posed by Kim Jin-myung is still present in the tense political situation that leads to the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, candlelight, the birth of the Moon Jae-in government, and the rivalry of the four major powers surrounding the Korean Peninsula.