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The Language of Blood by Jane Jeong Trenka

The Language of Blood

by Jane Jeong Trenka

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Using a variety of styles and narratives, Korean adoptee Trenka tells of the experience of a violent stalker in Minnesota, racism, going to Korea to find her mother who soon died with cancer, an older sister, and ultimately, love. A search for what is Korean and her Korean American identity. The prose is as luminous and carefully beautiful as the reviews say,. I came away with a sense of the writer's youth, and how her search has perhaps only now really begun.
  sungene | Oct 26, 2007 |
This is a book written by an adult Korean adoptee. It is worth the read. The author tells her story and how she adjusted to life in general. Its is an encouraging as it is discouraging. I think we can learn much from the adopted children of Korea. This book gives great examples of how NOT to treat your adopted children. I highly recommend adoptive parents read it. ( )
  autumnesf | Jul 20, 2006 |
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