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Barcode30293101940356
LocationClark County
Call No951.9 Gend
TitleThe waiting / Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.
AuthorGendry-Kim, Keum Suk. author, artist.
CollectionNF
Total Circ0
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101940356951.9 Gend11/23/2021 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781770464575
International Standard Book Number 1770464573
Personal Name Gendry-Kim, Keum Suk. author, artist.
Uniform Title Kidarim. English
Title Statement The waiting / Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Montreal, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2021.
Physical Description 242 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm.
Formatted Contents Note Leaving the city -- Two friends -- My home in the north -- A time of chaos -- We were happy still -- The 1950 Korean war -- Going south -- Thank you for staying alive -- To the sea -- My mom's video message -- A lifetime of waiting.
Summary, Etc. "Keum Suk Gendry-Kim was an adult when her mother revealed a family secret: she was separated from her sister during the Korean War. It's not an uncommon story--the peninsula was split down the 38th parallel, dividing one country into two. As many fled violence in the north, not everyone was able to make it south. Her mother's story inspired Gendry-Kim to begin interviewing her and other Koreans separated by the war; that research fueled a deeply resonant graphic novel. The Waiting is the fictional story of Gwija, told by her novelist daughter Jina. When Gwija was 17 years old, after hearing that the Japanese were seizing unmarried girls, her family married her in a hurry to a man she didn't know. Japan fell, Korea gained its independence, and the couple started a family. But peace didn't come. The young family--now four--fled south. On the road, while breastfeeding and changing her daughter, Gwija was separated from her husband and son. Then 70 years passed. Seventy years of waiting. Gwija is now an elderly woman and Jina can't stop thinking about the promise she made to help find her brother."-- Provided by publisher.
Language note Translated from the Korean.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Brothers and sisters Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mothers and daughters Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term War and society Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Families Korea (South) Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Families Korea (North) Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Korea (South) History 1960-1988 Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Korea History Japanese occupation, 1910-1945 Comic books, strips, etc.
Index Term-Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Index Term-Genre/Form Comic books, strips, etc.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical comics.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographical comics.
Added Entry, Personal Name Hong, Janet. translator.

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