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The waiting

Gendry-Kim, Keum Suk

"The Waiting is the fictional story of Gwija, told by her novelist daughter Jina. When Gwija was 17 years old, after hearing that the Japanese were seizing unmarried girls, her family married her in a hurry to a man she didn't know. Japan fell, Korea gained its independence, and the couple started a family. But peace didn't come. The young family of four fled south. On the road, while breastfeeding and changing her daughter, Gwija was separated from her husband and son. Then seventy years passed. Seventy years of waiting. Gwija is now an elderly woman and Jina can't stop thinking about the promise she made to help find her brother." --Publisher.

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.

"Originally published in Korean by Ttalgi Books" --Copyright page.

Translated from the Korean.

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