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Forgotten Country (Signed first edition)

Catherine Chung

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ISBN 10: 1594488088 / ISBN 13: 9781594488085
Published by Riverhead, 2012
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New York: Riverhead [2012]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket, very fine/very fine in all respects. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated by her in month of publication in NYC (May 2012). A pristine unread copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke-free environment. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # chp01

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Title: Forgotten Country (Signed first edition)

Publisher: Riverhead

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction
A Booklist Top 10 First Novels of 2012 pick
A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2012 pick


On the night Janie waits for her sister, Hannah, to be born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe. As time passes, Janie hears more 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 warnings.
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.
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 another.

About the Author:

Catherine Chung was born in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. She studied mathematics at the University of Chicago and received her MFA from Cornell University. Chung is one of Granta's New Voices. She lives in Brooklyn. To learn more about Catherine Chung, please visit www.catherinechung.com.

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