The Resource Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver

Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver

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Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption
Title
Palimpsest
Title remainder
documents from a Korean adoption
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver
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Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thousands of South Korean children were adopted around the world in the 1970s and 1980s. More than nine thousand found their new home in Sweden, including the cartoonist Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom, who was adopted when she was two years old. Throughout her childhood she struggled to fit into the homogenous Swedish culture and was continually told to suppress the innate desire to know her origins. 'Be thankful', she was told; surely her life in Sweden was better than it would have been in Korea. Like many adoptees, Sjöblom learned to bury the feeling of abandonment. In Palimpsest, an emotionally charged memoir, Sjöblom's unaddressed feelings about her adoption come to a head when she is pregnant with her first child. When she discovers a document containing the names of her biological parents, she realizes her own history may not match up with the story she's been told her whole life: that she was an orphan without a background. As Sjöblom digs deeper into her own backstory, returning to Korea and the orphanage, she finds that the truth is much more complicated than the story she was told and struggled to believe. The sacred image of adoption as a humanitarian act that gives parents to orphans begins to unravel. Sjöblom's beautiful autumnal tones and clear-line style belie the complicated nature of this graphic memoir's vital central question: Who owns the story of an adoption?
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Illustration
Biography type
autobiography
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10822552
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sjöblom, Lisa Wool-Rim
Dewey number
362.82/98092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Strömberg, Hanna
  • Wyver, Richey
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True
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  • Sjöblom, Lisa Wool-Rim
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Interethnic adoption
  • Adoptees
  • Adoptees
  • Adoption
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
documents from a Korean adoption
Label
Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver
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Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Palimpsest
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • "Originally published in Swedish © 2016 Ordfront/Galago"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9781770463301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Palimpsest
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • "Originally published in Swedish © 2016 Ordfront/Galago"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9781770463301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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