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Still Life With Rice by Helie Lee

Still Life With Rice

by Helie Lee

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The author goes to Korea in search of her identity, and discovers her grandmother's compelling story of growing up in a traditional Korean household, expatriating to China to escape the Japanese occupation, and returning only to survive the dramatic hardships of the Korean War. Her harrowing journey from the North to Pusan with an infant on her back and three little ones in tow, along with hundreds of thousands of refugees, fleeing the communists and being shot and bombed by American pilots, is an exceptional and memorable account of the war's harsh toll on civilians. Although Lee's language is stiff and her focus is sometimes narrow, the narrative exposes a rich history of a strong woman's rise from the lowly realm of womanhood, her fall through the losses from war and death of her family members, and rise again through through her spiritual strength and the practice of ch'iryo, a heavy-handed massage/healing art Chinese technique. Among the first publications in this genre. ( )
  sungene | Mar 7, 2008 |
A nice insight into the korean war. A womans story is only part of a touching story to guide us through the nightmares a family went through to live a comfortable life in the us ( )
  telmomom | Mar 3, 2008 |
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As told by her granddaughter, the biography of a Korean woman born in 1912 into a socially repressive, male-dominated society, describes her struggles to overcome the pains of war, loss, and discrimination

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