Daughters of the Dragon: A Comfort Woman's Story

Daughters of the Dragon: A Comfort Woman's Story

by William Andrews

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Overview

When twenty-year-old Anna Carlson travels from America to a Korean orphanage to locate her birth mother, she’s devastated to learn the woman is already dead. But just when it seems her search is over, a stranger hands her a parcel containing an antique comb—and an address.

That scrap of paper leads Anna to the Seoul apartment of the poor yet elegant Hong Jae-hee. Jae-hee recounts an epic tale that begins with the Japanese occupation of Korea and China during World War II, when more than two hundred thousand Korean women were forced to serve the soldiers as “comfort women.” Jae-hee knows the story well—she was one of them.

As Jae-hee’s narrative unfolds, Anna discovers that the precious tortoiseshell comb, with its two-headed ivory dragon, has survived against all odds through generations of her family’s women. And as its origins become clearer, Anna realizes that along with the comb, she inherits a legacy—of resilience and courage, love and redemption—beyond her wildest imagination.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503936263
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 351
Sales rank: 291,649
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

William Andrews wrote at night and on weekends (and sometimes during workdays) for fifteen years leading up to his debut novel, The Essential Truth, a thriller that won first place in the 2008 Mayhaven Contest for fiction. He worked for more than thirty years as a copywriter and a marketing executive for several Fortune 500 companies and then as head of his own advertising agency. Daughters of the Dragon, a work of historical fiction inspired by Andrews’s Korean-born daughter, is his third novel and follows the success of his 2014 IPPY Award–winning thriller, The Dirty Truth. Now retired and writing full-time, Andrews lives in Minneapolis with his wife.

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