The Voices of Heaven
Maija Rhee Devine (Author)
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DescriptionDuring the final years of the Japanese Occupation, Gui-yong and Eum-chun strike gold by finding a love as sweet as sticky rice. But their love for each other and for their secretly adopted daugh- ter is not enough, as they must soon accept the impossible--a mistress moving in to bear Gui-yong the male child deemed necessary in a society still smoldering in Confucianism.
Seoul Selection USA, Inc.
May 15, 2013
5.1 X 7.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Maija Rhee Devine (¿¿¿) is a Korean-born writer, Korean War survivor, and the author of an award-winning autobiographical novel/love story, The Voices of Heaven set during the Korean War, and a poetry chapbook, Long Walks on Short Days. Her B.A. is from Sogang Jesuit University in Seoul, her M.A. from St. Louis University. Her works have appeared in literary journals including The Kenyon Review. Honors include an NEA grant, finalist in William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, Emily Dickinson Poetry Award, and nominations to the Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Awards. In her TEDx Talk (http: //youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A), she discusses how the Korean War era stories told in The Voices of Heaven uncovers realities about today's S. Korean society. Her testimonies-based novel, Journals of Comfort Women tells stories of 200,000 Korean girls and women who were coerced into providing sexual services to Japanese soldiers during WWII.