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English(English) Book

The Waiting

About the Books

Author
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
Co-Author
-
Translator
Janet Hong
Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly
Published Year
2021
Country
CANADA
Classification

Social science > Sociology and social problems

Original Title
기다림
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Gidarim
ISBN
9781770464575
Page
248
Volume

About the Author

About the Original Work
  • 기다림
  • Author : Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
  • Published Year : 2020
  • English Title : -
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Descriptions(Languages 1)
  • English(English)

The story begins with a mother's confession...sisters permanently separated by a border during the Korean War

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim was an adult when her mother revealed a family secret: She had been separated from her sister during the Korean War. It’s not an uncommon story―the peninsula was split across the 38th parallel, dividing one country into two. As many fled violence in the north, not everyone was able to make it south. Her mother’s story inspired Gendry-Kim to begin interviewing her and other Koreans separated by the war; that research fueled a deeply resonant graphic novel.

The Waiting is the fictional story of Gwija, told by her novelist daughter Jina. When Gwija was 17 years old, after hearing that the Japanese were seizing unmarried girls, her family married her in a hurry to a man she didn't know. Japan fell, Korea gained its independence, and the couple started a family. But peace didn’t come. The young family of four fled south. On the road, while breastfeeding and changing her daughter, Gwija was separated from her husband and son.

Then seventy years passed. Seventy years of waiting. Gwija is now an elderly woman and Jina can’t stop thinking about the promise she made to help find her brother.

Expertly translated from the Korean by the award-winning translator Janet Hong, The Waiting is the devastating followup to Gendry-Kim’s Grass, which appeared on best of the year lists from the New York Times, The Guardian, Library Journal, and more.

Source : https://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Keum-Suk-Gendry-Kim/dp/1770464573

E-books & Audiobooks1

  • English(English) E-books
    The Waiting
    Keum Suk Gendry-Kim / 김금숙 / 2021 / Social science > Sociology and social problems