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Beasts of a little land : a novel / Juhea Kim.

Kim, Juhea, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Killingworth Library Association.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Killingworth Library Association LP FIC KIM (Text to phone) 33420152941051 Adult Large Type Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063119697
  • ISBN: 0063119692
  • Physical Description: 565 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Harper Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
In 1917, deep in the snowy mountains of occupied Korea, an impoverished local hunter on the brink of starvation saves a young Japanese officer from an attacking tiger. In an instant, their fates are connected, and from this encounter unfolds a saga that spans half a century. In the aftermath, a young girl named Jade is sold by her family to Miss Silver's courtesan school, an act of desperation that will cement her place in the lowest social status. When she befriends an orphan boy named JungHo, who scrapes together a living begging on the streets of Seoul, they form a deep friendship. As they come of age, JungHo is swept up in the revolutionary fight for independence, and Jade becomes a sought-after performer with a new romantic prospect of noble birth. Soon Jade must decide whether she will risk everything for the one who would do the same for her. From the perfumed chambers of a courtesan school in Pyongyang to the glamorous cafes of a modernizing Seoul and the boreal forests of Manchuria, where battles rage, Juhea Kim's unforgettable characters forge their destinies as they wager their nation's. Immersive and elegant, the story unveils a world where friends become enemies, enemies become saviors, heroes are persecuted, and beasts take many shapes.
Subject: Courtesans > Fiction.
Korean resistance movements, 1905-1945 > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Large type books.

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