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White Badge: A Novel of Korea

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Publisher: , 1989.
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Han Kiju is an executive in modern Seoul, a Korean intellectual who has never adjusted to his postwar existence. When an old comrade-in-arms, a coward who crumpled in battle, begins to follow him, Han Kiju must finally deal with the ghosts of the past haunting his present.

LKL says:

There are no happy endings here but somehow the melancholy encounter with the various characters in this story of the Vietnam War and its impact on the people involved in it is deeply rewarding.

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