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The Resource Forgotten country, Catherine Chung

Forgotten country, Catherine Chung

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Forgotten country
Title
Forgotten country
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Catherine Chung
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the night Janie waits for her sister, Hannah, to be born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe. As time passes, Janie hears more stories, while facts remain unspoken. Her father tells tales about numbers, and in his stories everything works out. In her mother's stories, deer explode in fields, frogs bury their loved ones in the ocean, and girls jump from cliffs and fall like flowers into the sea. Within all these stories are warnings. Years later, when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears, Janie embarks on a mission to find her sister and finally uncover the truth beneath her family's silence. To do so, she must confront their history, the reason for her parents' sudden move to America twenty years earlier, and ultimately her conflicted feelings toward her sister and her own role in the betrayal behind their estrangement. Weaving Korean folklore within a modern narrative of immigration and identity, "Forgotten Country" is a fierce exploration of the inevitability of loss, the conflict between obligation and freedom, and a family struggling to find its way out of silence and back to one another
Summary
Learning on the night of her sister's birth that a daughter has been lost in every generation of her Korean family, Janie assumes a protective role over her sister while learning more cautionary stories from her optimistic father and mythology-minded mother until her sister's abrupt defection years later reveals painful family secrets
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Storyline
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10036732
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Forgotten country, Catherine Chung
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
296 p.
Isbn
9781594488085
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781594488085
Label
Forgotten country, Catherine Chung
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
296 p.
Isbn
9781594488085
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781594488085

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