All Woman and Springtime

3.74 avg rating
( 1,207 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781616202767: All Woman and Springtime

Before she met Il-sun in an orphanage, Gi was a hollow husk of a girl, broken from growing up in one of North Korea’s forced-labor camps. A mathematical genius, she learned to cope with pain by retreating into a realm of numbers and calculations, an escape from both the past and the present. Gi becomes enamored of the brash and radiant Il-sun, a friend she describes as “all woman and springtime.” But Il-sun’s pursuit of a better life imperils both girls when her suitor spirits them across the Demilitarized Zone and sells them as sex workers, first in South Korea and then in the United States.
All Woman and Springtime takes us behind the iron curtain of the most mysterious country on earth as it weaves a heartbreaking, breath-taking story.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Brandon Jones lives in Hawaii. His website is www.brandonjonesauthor.com.

Review:


“A gripping novel.”?O, The Oprah Magazine

“The North Korean government exploits its citizens completely and absolutely, and Brandon W. Jones has taken this as a starting point for a first novel that seems more like the polished work of an experienced novelist . . . Jones' writing provides a sense of urgency -- we want these women to leave, to risk everything in trying to escape their country and find a new life . . . His effort proves up to the challenge of vividly depicting the harsh, terrible circumstances and also believably gives hope that the individualist spark can sometimes carry us through to better things.”?Minneapolis Star Tribune

“An eye-opening journey to the dark side of desire.”?Vogue.com

“Lifting the veil on a little-known country, Brandon W. Jones’s debut novel, All Woman and Springtime, tells the story of two North Korean teenagers escaping the authoritarian state and battling the modern-day slave trade.”?National Geographic Traveler

“[A] moving, heartbreaking, yet hopeful novel . . . This important story exposes startling acts of human cruelty and uncovers the amazing resiliency of the human being, mind and body.”?Salt Lake City Weekly

“A compelling psychological tour of life inside the socially and politically restrictive borders of North Korea via the poignant stories of two young girls on the cusp of womanhood . . . This tale of female friendship is distinguished by its illuminating glimpse into the arcane intricacies of both an ancient and a modern culture. Guaranteed to appeal to fans of Memoirs of a Geisha (1997) and the novels of Lisa See.”?Booklist

“[A] terrifying and masterfully realized debut . . . One of its most impressive achievements is the rendering of main character Gi, who is brought powerfully and beautifully to life . . . Jones depicts both the innocence of his protagonist and the pathologies and violence of the South Korean underworld with great skill and emotional power. VERDICT Impossible to put down, this work is important reading for anyone who cares about the power of literature to engage the world and speak its often frightening truths.”?Library Journal

“Dramatic . . . [A] well-paced story.”?Publishers Weekly

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jones, Brandon W.
Published by Algonquin Books
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1616202769. Bookseller Inventory # Z1616202769ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jones, Brandon W.
Published by Algonquin Books 2013-03-12 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books 2013-03-12, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 1616202769. Bookseller Inventory # Z1616202769ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jones, Brandon W.
Published by Algonquin Books
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1616202769. Bookseller Inventory # Z1616202769ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jones, Brandon W.
Published by Algonquin Books
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1616202769. Bookseller Inventory # Z1616202769ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jones, Brandon W.
Published by Algonquin Books
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1616202769. Bookseller Inventory # Z1616202769ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jones, Brandon W.
Published by Algonquin Books
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1616202769. Bookseller Inventory # Z1616202769ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jones, Brandon W.
Published by Algonquin Books 2012-01-01 (2012)
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books 2012-01-01, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9781616202767B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Brandon W. Jones
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97816162027671.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Brandon W. Jones
Published by Algonquin Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1616202769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jones, Brandon W.
Published by Algonquin Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 1616202769 ISBN 13: 9781616202767
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Algonquin Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111616202769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book