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Fox Girl / Edition 1
     

Fox Girl / Edition 1

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by Nora Okja Keller
 

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ISBN-10: 0142001961

ISBN-13: 2900142001966

Pub. Date: 03/25/2003

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Nora Okja Keller, the acclaimed author of Comfort Woman, tells the shocking story of a group of young people abandoned after the Korean War. At the center of the tale are two teenage girls-Hyun Jin and Sookie, a teenage prostitute kept by an American soldier-who form a makeshift family with Lobetto, a lost boy who scrapes together a living running errands and

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Nora Okja Keller, the acclaimed author of Comfort Woman, tells the shocking story of a group of young people abandoned after the Korean War. At the center of the tale are two teenage girls-Hyun Jin and Sookie, a teenage prostitute kept by an American soldier-who form a makeshift family with Lobetto, a lost boy who scrapes together a living running errands and pimping for neighborhood girls. Both horrifying and moving, Fox Girl at once reveals another layer of war's human detritus and the fierce love between a mother and daughter.


About the Author:
Nora Okja Keller received the Pushcart Prize in 1995 for "Mother Tongue," a story that appeared in her first novel, Comfort Woman, which won the American Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900142001966
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/25/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
324

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Fox Girl 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book doesn't just touch on the injustice to women in Korea, it describes every disturbing detail. The women are vicimized by American GI's, the Korean govenment, and by Korean men and women. While it was very discriptive, I didn't care for the caracters in the story. There was just something missing in this book to make it a must read. I pass a lot of books on that I love, but this book was just okay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am half way through the book and I can't put it down. Very compelling, Wonderful story-telling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been to Asia five times, but never really got inside the real Asian community. In FOX GIRL, the people are the throwaway kids left behind by the GI's who bravely fought the KOREAN WAR. Other GI's are still there, in America Town, and the nearby Koreans make their meagar living selling to the GI's. Coca Cola's nice, but girls are better. This uncompromising story takes a girl from age 12, through a bar girl career, into today's 'white slave' prostitution, to maturity and to eventual freedom. Not one dull paragraph, not one false note. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!
Teganelizabeths More than 1 year ago
WOW~ I bought this book, and read it within a few hours even though it is close to 300 pages. It was the kind of book that you are so curious and intrigued by, time seems to fly past you as you are engulfed in the pages of this fictional story. It is a about a friendship between two korean girls that grow up in post war Korea. The author uses lots of Korean foods, vocabulary, and items in her descriptions of things, so althought this book is based on a fictional story it has many areas where it is believable. The girls have a friendship that is love/hate and as they grow they realize that this is more than ever true. There is mystery in the story as it follows their lives in the post war poor economic situation of the country. The girls must survive and one's mother is a prostitute. They have to figure things out on their own, and this story takes some unexpected turns. Enjoy reading!