Forgotten Country

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Forgotten Country
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On the night Janie waits for her sister, Hannah, to be born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe. As time passes, Janie hears more stori...

On the night Janie waits for her sister, Hannah, to be born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe. As time passes, Janie hears more stories, while facts remain unspoken. Her father tells tales about numbers, and in his stories everything works out. In her mother's stories, deer explode in fields, frogs bury their loved ones in the ocean, and girls jump from cliffs and fall like flowers into the sea. Within all these stories are warnings.Years later, when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears, Janie embarks on a mission to find her sister and finally uncover the truth beneath her family's silence. To do so, she must confront their history, the reason for her parents' sudden move to America twenty years earlier, and ultimately her conflicted feelings toward her sister and her own role in the betrayal behind their estrangement.Weaving Korean folklore within a modern narrative of immigration and identity, Forgotten Country is a fierce exploration of the inevitability of loss, the conflict between obligation and freedom, and a family struggling to find its way out of silence and back to one another.

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"In Korea, couples dress alike to show the world that they're together." #amreading Forgotten Country by @chung_catherine
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@chung_catherine I enjoyed reading Forgotten Country - and thanks for being such a wonderful teacher, all those years ago.
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@stevenwilsonhq there should be a way to buy insurgentes documentary as downloadable, I doubt a copy will arrive to this forgotten country.
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can't wait to review books this month. First up, Catherine Chung's Forgotten Country. 2nd: Suki Kim's Without You, There is No Us
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Forgotten Country by @chung_catherine a beautiful, affecting novel, & sadly hit very close to home. Deeply Korean/KA but will speak to all.
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