Out on 13 June 2024

The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher

Ahn Do-hyun

Translated by Deborah Smith
13 June 2024
128 pages


Translated for the first time into English, The Salmon Who Dared To Leap Higher by Ahn Do-hyun is a multi-million copy bestselling modern fable about finding freedom and a harmony with nature we have either forgotten or lost in the binding realities of life.

The life of the salmon is a predictable one: swimming upstream to the place of its birth to spawn, and then to die.

This is the story of a salmon whose silver scales mark him out as different – who dares to leap beyond his fate. It's a story about growing up, and about aching and ardent love. For swimming upstream means pursuing something the salmon cannot see: a dream.