We are so excited to have this gorgeous debut novel from Oregon author Juhea Kim in the store. Its backdrop is a decades-long swath of Korean history, specifically its fight for independence from Japan. But the story itself is the intimate tale of intertwined lives, in particular the relationship between Jade, a young girl sold into life as a courtesan, and JungHo, an orphan living on the streets.
As history moves around them, they each make choices that affect the other. Juhea Kim’s writing has a mythical feel that gives the entire story a dreamlike quality. This book has been receiving starred reviews and gushing praise from reviewers everywhere and we wholeheartedly agree.
–Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA