Comfort Woman Nora Okja Keller

ISBN: 9780670872695

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224 pages


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Comfort Woman  by  Nora Okja Keller

Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller
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On the fifth anniversary of my fathers death, my mother confessed to his murder. Thus begins Nora Okja Kellers breathtaking first novel, which follows Beccah, a young Korean-American girl growing up in Hawaii, as she uncovers the secret of herMoreOn the fifth anniversary of my fathers death, my mother confessed to his murder.

Thus begins Nora Okja Kellers breathtaking first novel, which follows Beccah, a young Korean-American girl growing up in Hawaii, as she uncovers the secret of her mothers past. Completely ignorant of her mother Akikos history - she was sold into prostitution in the Japanese recreation camps of World War II for her oldest sisters dowry - Beccah understands that her mother lives in a spirit world she cannot share, and that clearly marks her as other.

Narrated in two voices, Beccahs and Akikos, Keller reveals the story of Akikos extraordinary dislocation - the slavery of the camps, the death of her first child, her unhappy marriage to an American missionary - which Beccah understands only after her mothers death. In language that is both harsh and lyrical, Keller explores the universally complicated relationship between mother and daughter.

She shows us both Akikos way of survival, sustained by her remarkable strength and her love for her daughter, and Beccahs acceptance of her mother and her own place in a world her mother no longer physically inhabits.



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