The Resource Forgotten country, Catherine Chung

Forgotten country, Catherine Chung

Label
Forgotten country
Title
Forgotten country
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Chung
Creator
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 ... 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
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10036732
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chung, Catherine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H853
LC item number
F67 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Korean American women
  • Sisters
  • Family secrets
  • Middle West
Target audience
adult
Label
Forgotten country, Catherine Chung
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2011047577
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
296 p.
Isbn
9781594488085
Lccn
2011047577
Label
Forgotten country, Catherine Chung
Publication
Control code
2011047577
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
296 p.
Isbn
9781594488085
Lccn
2011047577

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