Translated by: Yu Young-nan
Publisher: Cornell East Asia Series, 1995.
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A coming-of-age novel set during the Korean War, by Park Wan-Suh, one of Korea’s leading contemporary writers. The award-winning author of more than twenty novels, and numerous short stories and essays, Park often deals with the themes of Korean War tragedies, middle-class values, and women’s issues. The novel is rich with scenes of cultural clashes, racial prejudice, and the kinds of misunderstandings that many American soldiers and Koreans experienced during the war years.
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