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Black Flower

About the E-Books

Author
YOUNG-HA KIM
Co-Author
-
Translator
Charles La Shure
Publisher
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Published Year
2017
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Original Title
검은 꽃
Romanization of Original
Geomeun kkot
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9780547698366
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Kim Young-ha
  • Birth : - ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Young-ha
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김영하
  • ISNI : 000000012148951X
  • Works : 81
About the Original Work
  • 검은 꽃
  • Author : -
  • Published Year : 2003
  • English Title : BLACK FLOWER
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

In 1904, a group of Koreans seeks a new life in Mexico, in this "powerful, sweeping" novel based on a little-known chapter in history (List Magazine).
In 1904, facing war and the loss of their nation, more than a thousand Koreans leave their homes for the promise of land in unknown Mexico. After a long sea voyage, these emigrants — thieves and royals, priests and soldiers, orphans and entire families — discover that they have been sold into indentured servitude.

Aboard the ship, the orphan Ijeong had fallen in love with a nobleman's daughter, and after the hacendados claim their laborers and the two are separated, he vows to find her. But after years of working in the punishing heat of the henequen fields, the Koreans are caught in the midst of a Mexican revolution...

A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in a new world—from an author who is "at the leading edge of a new breed of South Korean writers" (Philadelphia City Paper)—Black Flower is an epic story based on a little-known moment in history.

"Can a nation disappear forever?' . . . [In] a tale of collective loss, political revolution and the individual quest for self-determination . . . Kim brings us the souls caught up on the ground of this larger drama." — Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Spare and beautiful." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Readers who remember the historical fiction of Thomas B. Costain, Zoé Oldenbourg and Anya Seton will appreciate [Kim's] extensive research and empathic imagination." —Kirkus Reviews

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/3640230?cid=37224

Translated Books8 See more

  • Spanish(Español) Book
    Flor Negra
    Kim Yeongha / 김영하 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Chinese(汉语) Book
    黑色花
    金英夏 / 김영하 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Polish(Polski) Book
    Czarny kwiat
    Kim Young-Ha / 김영하 / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century