Grass / Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.
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- ISBN: 9781770463622
- ISBN: 1770463623
- Physical Description: 471 pages, 9 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: [Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2019.
"First published in 2017 by Bori Publishing Co., Korea."--Title page verso
"Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel, offering up firsthand the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the second World War - a disputed chapter in 20th century Asian history. Beginning in Lee's childhood, Grass shows the leadup to World War II from a child's vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Korean folk. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee's strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee's memories. The cartoonist Gendry-Kim's interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architecture of this powerful nonfiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee's wartime suffering changed her. Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace."-- Provided by publisher
In English translated from Korean.
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