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"Follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity"--
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455563937
Branch Call Number: FIC LEE 2017
Characteristics: 490 pages ; 24 cm


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Adult Fiction. “An absorbing saga of 20th-century Korean experience, seen through the fate of four generations. An old-fashioned epic whose simple, captivating storytelling delivers both wisdom and truth." -- Kirkus Reviews

In early 1900s Korea, Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister asks her to marry him and move to Japan.

In the early 1900s, Sunja falls pregnant out of wedlock and flees Korea to Japan. Her decisions will echo through four generations living in exile from a home they never knew, as each seeks to create a life for themselves.

An absorbing saga of the 20th-century Korean experience, seen through the fate of four generations in Korea and Japan.


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