Fortune Smiles: Stories - Fortune Smiles Summary & Analysis

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In the final story, "Fortune Smiles," every Friday, DJ and Sun-ho meet for lunch. DJ lives in a male dormitory in the Gwanak District in Seoul, South Korea. He is transitioning following defection from North Korea. On this Friday, DJ waits for Sun-ho in Lotteria. DJ wonders what sort of force drives South Koreans, because he knows in the North, submission to the dictator is the driving force in life. DJ and Sun-ho, though free of the North are not free. Many defectors become suicidal, alcoholics, or even re-defect. Sun-ho reflects on the girl he left behind, Willow. DJ reflects on all the girls in the South that Sun-ho is trying to sleep with. Sun-ho reveals he has brought car dealer master keys with him from the North and now uses them to borrow cars from wealthy wives in Gangnam. A group of...

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