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Grass

About the E-Books

Author
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
Co-Author
-
Translator
Janet Hong
Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly
Published Year
2020
Country
CANADA
Classification

Social science > Sociology and social problems

Original Title
Romanization of Original
Pul
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781770464186
Page
-
Series
OVERDRIVE READ

About the Author

About the Original Work
  • Author : Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
  • Published Year : 2017
  • English Title : Grass
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

Appeared on best of the year lists from The New York Times, The Guardian, and more! Winner of The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year! Grass is a powerful antiwar graphic novel, telling the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War—a disputed chapter in twentieth-century Asian history.
Beginning in Lee's childhood, Grass shows the lead-up to the war from a child's vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Koreans. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee's strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee's memories.

The cartoonist Gendry-Kim's interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architecture of this powerful nonfiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee's wartime suffering changed her. Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace.

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Translated Books11 See More

  • Spanish(Español) Book
    Hierba
    Keum Suk Gendry-Kim / 김금숙 / 2022 / Social science > Sociology and social problems
  • Russian(Русский) Book
    Трава
    Ким-Жандри Кымсук / 김금숙 / 2021 / Social science > Sociology and social problems
  • Ukrainian(Українська) Book
    паросток
    Ґим-Сук Джендрі-Кім / 김금숙 / 2021 / Social science > Sociology and social problems