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The Resource The magical language of others : a memoir, E. J. Koh

The magical language of others : a memoir, E. J. Koh

Label
The magical language of others : a memoir
Title
The magical language of others
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
E. J. Koh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji's parents return to Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in the family's new California home. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself in a world made strange in her mother's absence. Her mother writes letters over the years seeking forgiveness and love-letters Eun Ji cannot understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box. The letters lay bare the impact of her mother's departure, as Eun Ji gets to know the woman who raised her and left her behind. Eun Ji is a student, a traveler, a dancer, a poet, and a daughter coming to terms not only with her parents' prolonged absence, but her family's history: her grandmother Jun's years as a lovesick wife in Daejeon, the horrors her grandmother Kumiko witnessed during the Jeju Island Massacre. Where, Koh asks, do the stories of our mothers and grandmothers end and ours begin? How do we find words--in Korean, Japanese, English, or any language--to articulate the profound ways that distance can shape love? [This book] is a fearless and poetic mind grappling with forgiveness, reconciliation, legacy, and intergenerational trauma-conjuring an epic saga and love story between mothers and daughters spanning four generations"--
Summary
Left behind when work requires her parents to return to Korea, a teen poet reconnects with family history to manage the impact of absent caregivers on her sense of self. By the award-winning author of A Lesser Love
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10835628
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koh, EJ
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
Language note
In English and Korean
LC call number
PS3611.O3659
LC item number
Z46 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koh, EJ
  • Koh, EJ
  • Koh, EJ
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Korean American women
  • Korean Americans
  • Immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
The magical language of others : a memoir, E. J. Koh
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
2019031239
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9781947793385
Lccn
2019031239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119745184
Label
The magical language of others : a memoir, E. J. Koh
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
2019031239
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9781947793385
Lccn
2019031239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119745184

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