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All Woman and Springtime

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Two orphan girls are taken from their jobs in a pants factory in North Korea, spirited across the Demilitarized Zone to be sex workers in the South, and eventually shipped to the United States. What propels the story is Gi, the heroine: a tender-hearted genius who loses everything yet refuses to be destroyed.
 
 Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, All Woman and Springtime reveals with chilling accuracy life behind North Korea’s iron curtain, the horrific underworld of the sex trade, and the resilience of a spirit in the midst of unspeakable oppression. 

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"In this debut novel from Jones, two seamstresses on the cusp of womanhood are spirited from the fear and drudgery of North Korea to the fear and unpredictability of sexual slavery in the West. The untamed and ambitious Il-sun contrasts sharply with her best friend Gi — who saw enough of hardship as a child in a labor camp to ensure her obedience to the state — as they work to survive and possibly heal. Christine Williams ably renders the two protagonists and creates distinct voices for the book's other female characters. However, her portrayal of male characters is less convincing and often sounds artificial. Williams's gentle voice fails to capture the villainous men who oversee the sex trafficking operation. However, as Jones's novel is light on dialogue, this audio edition remains an enjoyable listen, even without strong interpretations of all the characters. An Algonquin hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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A spellbinding debut novel about the depth and the heights of the human spirit, through the story of two North Korean orphan girls.

About the Author

Brandon Jones lives in Hawaii.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611747751
Author:
Jones, Brandon
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Author:
Williams, Christine
Author:
Jones, Brandon W.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged; 11.25 hours
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
675
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5.06 x 0.94 in 0.56 lb

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Product details 675 pages Highbridge Company - English 9781611747751 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this debut novel from Jones, two seamstresses on the cusp of womanhood are spirited from the fear and drudgery of North Korea to the fear and unpredictability of sexual slavery in the West. The untamed and ambitious Il-sun contrasts sharply with her best friend Gi — who saw enough of hardship as a child in a labor camp to ensure her obedience to the state — as they work to survive and possibly heal. Christine Williams ably renders the two protagonists and creates distinct voices for the book's other female characters. However, her portrayal of male characters is less convincing and often sounds artificial. Williams's gentle voice fails to capture the villainous men who oversee the sex trafficking operation. However, as Jones's novel is light on dialogue, this audio edition remains an enjoyable listen, even without strong interpretations of all the characters. An Algonquin hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A spellbinding debut novel about the depth and the heights of the human spirit, through the story of two North Korean orphan girls.
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