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DOC Ë READER Forgotten Country FREE ↠ Weaving Korean folklore within a modern narrative of immigration and identity Forgotten Country is a fierce exploration of the inevitability of loss the conflict between obligation and freedom and a family struggling to find its way out of silence and back to one anotherOn the night Janie waits for her sistAmily has lost a daughter in every generation so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe As time passes Janie hears stories while facts remain unspoken Her father tells tales about numbers and in his stories everything works out In her mother's stories deer explode in fields frogs bury their loved ones in the ocean and girls jump from cliffs and fall like flowers into the sea Within all these stories are Forgotten Country is a richly emotional portrait of a family that had me spellbound from page one Catherine Chung’s beautiful and wise novel will haunt me for years to come

READER ☆ Forgotten Country ☆ Catherine Chung

Weaving Korean folklore within a modern narrative of immigration and identity Forgotten Country is a fierce exploration of the inevitability of loss the conflict between obligation and freedom and a family struggling to find its way out of silence and back to one anotherOn the night Janie waits for her sister Hannah to be born her grandmother tells her a story Since the Japanese occupation of Korea their f “Each life contains as much meaning as all of history” Catherine Chung’s Forgotten Country is the story of a family who leaves Korea and begins a new life in the US Told from the perspective of Janie the oldest of two daughters Chung explores what it means to leave something behind whether that be family home or memories Despite also being about immigration and identity the core of the story rests on relationships most striking between Janie and both her father and younger sister There was a fair bit of drama in these relationships but they resonated for me I also liked how Korean folk tales were woven into the story but didn’t at any point take it over They really worked and were uite beautiful I also liked uotes that reflect on Chung's outlook on life such as the one at the top It seems very Emersonian to me Chung’s Forgotten Country is a well written and engaging read

Catherine Chung ☆ Forgotten Country KINDLE

Forgotten CountryWarnings Years later when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears Janie embarks on a mission to find her sister and finally uncover the truth beneath her family's silence To do so she must confront their history the reason for her parents' sudden move to America twenty years earlier and ultimately her conflicted feelings toward her sister and her own role in the betrayal behind their estrangement Another wonderful heart rendering book by a new author Starts in Korea moves to the United States and than ends back in Korea Much Korean history is related but the book is mainly about two sisters a father and a mother Does a great job of highlighting the complexity of a family positions and roles within families and how easy it is to assume one knows things about a person only to find out years later one is wrong Love the Korean stories and folk lore told by the girls Korean grandmother This was an enjoyable if heartbreaking novel