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The Language of Blood
The Language of Blood
The Language of Blood
Item#: 9788996018933
Regular price: $24.53
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Product Description
Korean Title: Pi-eui Eon-eo
Author: Jane Jeong Trenka
Translator: Jae-pyong Song
Publisher: Domabaem
366pp | 223*152mm

Important! Please read before you order!
>>>This book is written in Korean only.

About This Book

Adoption memoirs are not rare, but this one stands out because of the quality of the writing and because of the aspect of adoption it portrays. Jane at six months and sister Carol, at four and a half, Korean by birth, were adopted by a Minnesota couple with strong German Lutheran roots. The girls were from a home beset by poverty and the drunken abuse of their birth father. Being sent away was an act of love by their Korean mother. Their adoptive parents loved the girls and raised them as their own. And here lies the problem for Jane. Their Korean identity was never addressed, leaving her with a strong sense of not belonging in either culture. Eventual contact with her birth family leads to a rift with her American parents. The author interweaves the account of her life, already tangled in time and place, with legends and plays, creating an incredibly introspective and moving piece. Perhaps not a comfort to transcultural adoptive parents, but thought-provoking reading on an important issue. --Danise Hoover

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