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The ginseng hunter, Jeff Talarigo

Label
The ginseng hunter
Title
The ginseng hunter
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Talarigo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set at the turn of the 21st century in China, this novel follows the daily life of a Chinese ginseng hunter. He is little aware of the world outside until shadowy figures hiding in the fields, bodies floating in the river, and rumors of thievery and murder begin to intrude on his cherished solitude. On one of his monthly trips to Yanji, where he buys supplies and visits a brothel, he meets a young North Korean prostitute. Through her vivid tales, the tragedy occurring across the river unfolds, and over the course of the year the hunter unnervingly discovers that the fates of the young woman and four others rest in his hands.--From publisher description
Summary
Living a solitary life in a remote valley along the Tumen River separating North Korea and China, a Chinese ginseng hunter is little aware of what is happening in the outside world, until figures hiding in the fields, corpses floating in the river, rumors of violence and murder, and a fateful meeting with a young North Korean prostitute intrude on his solitude
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
214985
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talarigo, Jeff
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ginseng hunter, Jeff Talarigo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm86110055
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780385517393
Lccn
2007011395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)86110055
Label
The ginseng hunter, Jeff Talarigo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm86110055
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780385517393
Lccn
2007011395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)86110055

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