All Woman and Springtime

All Woman and Springtime

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Before she met Il-sun in an orphanage, Gi was a hollow husk of a girl, broken from growing up in one of North Korea's forced-labor camps. A mathematical genius, she learned to cope with pain by retreating into a realm of numbers and calculations, an escape from both the past and the present. Gi becomes enamored of the brash and radiant Il-sun, a friend she describes as "all woman and springtime." But Il-sun's pursuit of a better life imperils both girls when her suitor spirits them across the Demilitarized Zone and sells them as sex workers, first in South Korea and then in the United States.
All Woman and Springtime takes us behind the iron curtain of the most mysterious country on earth as it weaves a heartbreaking, breath-taking story.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781616200770
1616200774
Branch Call Number: FICTION Jones Brandon 05/2012
Characteristics: 372 p. ;,24 cm.

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michiemouse Mar 03, 2016

Very well written, heart wrenching story, characters live with you long after the book is read.

K_ROK Jan 14, 2016

What a great book. Sad, gritty, heart wrenching, triumphant! Be prepared for an emotional read, this one is not for the faint of heart.

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737knox
Feb 15, 2014

fantastic book. best book I have read in a very long time. Made me cry at end.

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lsmarkova
Jun 16, 2012

Tough, gritty story - can be hard to read, but it's definitely worth it. That the story is partially set in Seattle is just icing.

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