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Three tales of folk and fantasy

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly:

Forgotten Country
By Catherine Chung
Riverhead Books, 2012

Ever since the Japanese occupation in Korea, each generation in Janie’s family has lost a daughter.

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Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung

In Forgotten Country, first-time novelist Catherine Chung skillfully weaves together memory, history, and Korean folk tales to tell us the beautiful story of a family who left Korea for the United States twenty years ago.   100 more words


"Wish" by Catherine Chung

This is a story about being in love ,and wishing you could go back in time to give all your firsts to that one special person you have fallen in love with over the course of your friendship. 76 more words

Forgotten Country By Catherine Chung

Book: Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung

Genre: Historical, Literary

Book Jacket Description: The night before Janie’s sister, Hannah, is born, her grandmother tells her a story:  Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, and Janie is told to keep Hannah safe. 417 more words


Granta Interview with Catherine Chung

Granta interviewed Catherine Chung, author of the novel, Forgotten Country.

Catherine Chung was one of Granta’s New Voices in 2010. Her first book, the novel  474 more words