When the grey Korean Changma--the rainy season--arrives, eleven-year-old Junehee resigns herself to long months cooped up with her sisters, her mother, and her grandmother. But this year, the Changma brings more than water. Orphaned by a mudslide, a young boy comes to live in Junehee's house--and stirs up long-hidden secrets in her family.
For as the rain drums out its story on the sloped roofs of the village, Junehee's own family story unfolds. And Junehee soon realizes that her mother's sadness is tied to a long-standing tradition that neglects women's dreams--a tradition that Junehee hopes to break free of. . . .
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"Unforgettable . . . A heartfelt story of women in family and community."
"AN OUTSTANDING CHOICE FOR THOUGHTFUL YAs."
--Library Journal (starred review)
"A universal novel, demonstrating the powerful effect the adult world has on children's lives."
--Horn Book Magazine
Helen Kim was born in Korea. She teaches creative writing and literature at Montclair State University and was awarded a grant from the New Jersey State Council for her work. She lives in New Jersey.
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Book Description Fawcett, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110449704629
Book Description Fawcett. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0449704629 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1100959