Ten Thousand Sorrows

Ten Thousand Sorrows

The Extraordinary Journey of A Korean War Orphan

Book - 2000
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They called it an "honour killing," but to Elizabeth Kim, the night she watched her grandfather and uncle hang her mother from the wooden rafter in the corner of their small Korean hut, it was cold-blooded murder. Omma had committed the sin of sleeping with an American soldier, and producing not just a bastard, but a "honyhol" -- a mixed-race child, considered worthless. Dumped at a Christian orphanage in post-war Seoul like so much garbage, bleeding and terrified, Kim unwittingly embarked on the next phase of her extraordinary life. Unflinching in her narration, Kim tells of her sorrows with a steady and riveting voice, and ultimately transcends her past by laying claim to all the joys to which she is entitled.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2000.
ISBN: 9780385259620
038525962X
Branch Call Number: 973.0495 KIM
Characteristics: 228 p.

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