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All Woman and Springtime
All Woman and Springtime
Author: Brandon W. Jones
Before she met Il-sun in an orphanage, Gi was a hollow husk of a girl, broken from growing up in one of North Korea?s forced-labor camps. A mathematical genius, she learned to cope with pain by retreating into a realm of numbers and calculations, an escape from both the past and the present. Gi becomes enamored of the brash and radiant Il-sun, a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781616202767
ISBN-10: 1616202769
Publication Date: 3/12/2013
Pages: 400
Edition: Reprint
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This is an amazing debut novel from my favorite publisher. Algonquin rarely disappoints readers of serious fiction, and this book is noteworthy for its prose and its subject matter. The insights into life in North Korea were obviously well researched and provide a chilling look at what is normal for people who have never known a different way of living. Sex trafficking is a harsh reality, and it is hoped that a heightened awareness of it will effect a change. I highly recommend this book and this very talented author.
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