Forgotten Country
by Catherine Chung


Overview - A Booklist Top 10 First Novels of 2012 pick
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"A richly emotional portrait of a family that had me spellbound from page one."--Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild

The night before Janie's sister, Hannah, is born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, and Janie is told to keep Hannah safe.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A Booklist Top 10 First Novels of 2012 pick
A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick

"A richly emotional portrait of a family that had me spellbound from page one."--Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild

The night before Janie's sister, Hannah, is born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, and Janie is told to keep Hannah safe. Years later, when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears, Janie goes to find her. Thus begins a journey that will force her to confront her family's painful silence, the truth behind her parents' sudden move to America twenty years earlier, and her own conflicted feelings toward Hannah.

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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781594486524
  • ISBN-10: 1594486522
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: March 2013
  • Page Count: 304
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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