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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vickylimitless
It *was* possible to start Catherine Chung's Forgotten Country yesterday & finish it today. I read like, what? 4 "books" this entire year?
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Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung @chung_catherine @riverheadbooks http://t.co/4oHdbrcPAd
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Is #Crimea the new #SouthOssetia? We sure hope not. Find out more about this forgotten country in our new article: http://t.co/LiYw9w7KLO
marseeah
4 of 5 stars to Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung http://t.co/cbZvUxICVJ
msjoyluckclub
Finished Catherine Chung's Forgotten Country. It's haunting how common themes of sexual violence & family trauma are in Asian Am lit.
GingerHenny
@cmurphycm Berlin is such a great city to visit. One still can imagine the East German part.I'm from east Germany~gone & forgotten country
scarlet_tango
"Love is a kind of disappearing." - Catherine Chung | Forgotten Country (via blogut) http://t.co/WsPstBdDjd
cheryltan88
Just finished @chung_catherine's beautiful debut novel FORGOTTEN COUNTRY -- started it last night and could not... http://t.co/8hEMu55q57
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@chung_catherine so nice to meet you last night! I started Forgotten Country & love it so far!
AndreaNLam
Catherine Chung giving consistently eloquent answers off-the-cuff; damn. Why haven't I read FORGOTTEN COUNTRY yet?
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Mothers & Others kicks off with @chung_catherine reading from her novel Forgotten Country!
EdwardTBS
"Forgotten Country" is relatively interesting. At least I won't get bored reading it.
TFCHooligan69
As 2013 comes to a close, here is one novel well worth reading: Forgotten Country, by @chung_catherine. Recommended. http://t.co/e8zZt72rUD
rezecha
On page 158 of 304 of Forgotten Country, by Catherine Chung: even plants live longer if they're closer to their fa... http://t.co/KSAIbVD7O4
TheCatOverlord
@goodreads Half the Kingdom by Lore Segal and Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung.
MrAkula6
Korean-American author Catherine Chung who wrote Forgotten Country speaking at CI today
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@austinmahone HEY LISTEN TO ME U LIL SHIT U BETTER COME TO THE 4 MOST FORGOTTEN COUNTRY BY AUSTIN CARTER MAHONE
KFMagazine
#Haiti is still an abused and forgotten country. Read this interview with Jonathan Katz. http://t.co/tAMAK9N0JM
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Author Catherine Chung: 'I Want To Embrace The Things That I Am': Catherine Chung, author of Forgotten Country... http://t.co/a0lyUjFCGW
Beth_Goulart
Cramming for book fest. Today: Forgotten Country by @chung_catherine Looking forward to folklore discussion. #txbookfest
threadsister
5 of 5 stars to Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung http://t.co/riX3u3tTwW
jamesfallen11
Forgotten Country by @chung_catherine blew me away. I felt the emotions of the lead character Janie and her experiences. 5 stars! #amreading
katherinescully
Catherine Chung, Forgotten Country. A daughter's obsession with her father; his long death. Relatives descend, wounds fester.
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I bought Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung today, the book description was intriguing
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I'm #reading Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung http://t.co/IiHCM24RcM
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@jilltalbot Maggie Nelson's Bluets; (if re-publication counts), Speedboat; Alice Munro, Dear Life; Catherine Chung's Forgotten Country
KyraLNay
Forgotten Country, Catherine Chung. Beautifully clear prose. Complex meditation on family, sisterhood, immigrating & secrets.

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