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Separation Blues, Family Blues
Separation Blues, Family Blues
Separation Blues, Family Blues
Item#: 8936436597
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Korean Title: Isan Taryong Chinjok Taryong
Author: Ho-cheol Lee
Publisher: Changbi
340 pages | 153*223mm

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>>>This book is written in Korean only.

About This Book

Renowned for his persistent depiction of the traumatic effects of the Japanese colonial rule and the Korean War, seasoned writer Lee Hochol vividly depicts the lives of ordinary folks who embrace the pain and anguish of modern Korean history with forgiveness and reconciliation in this collection of nine stories including “Separation Blues, Family Blues” and “Unlawful, Illegal, Legal.” The title story concerns separation from and reunion with family members and the complex and subtle distortions that such events cause to family relationships. Immediately after Japan’s defeat and the consequent Liberation, a Korean couple living in China temporarily places their young eldest son in the care of a young widow and return to southern Korea amidst chaos. When the widow fails to board the next ship headed for Korea, however, they are unwittingly separated from their son. After years of search, the couple, who now lives in Canada, dramatically discovers that their son is alive in North Korea. A moving family reunion ensues, thirty years overdue. The reunion between the couple and the widow who disappeared with their son years ago is both interesting and thought-provoking.


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