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The search for love and belonging is the theme behind this heart rendering account of a woman who was born of a Korean mother and an American GI who abandoned them before her birth.  The honour killing of her mother and her subsequent life in an orphanage and eventual adoption by a fundamentalist American pastor and his wife, are the backdrop to a poignant tale of hope and despair.  Brilliantly written.  A first novel published in 2000.

 

Rating: *****
Theme Fiction: Biography
Suitable: Year 9-12+

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