My name is Orphan. My father planted the seed of love in my Korean mother but regretted it. When I turned four, she handed me to an orphanage that sent children to America, with my photo, birth certificate, and her note: "Son, your father was a great man doing great things for Koreans, but I can't keep you. Please forgive me..."Returned and Reborn: A Tale of a Korean Orphan Boy is a man's journey of self-discovery; from a nameless boy whose American adoptive parents used him and other "adopted" boys as free laborers, to a man of purpose and goals after returning to his birth nation. He reunites with his mom--a former student of the college his priest father had founded and served as dean--who is now dying from toxic chemicals the U.S. Military disposed of in the Korean waterways. Following a tragic accident, he accepts a divine invitation.
|Publisher:||Austin Macauley Publishers LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)|
About the Author
Therese Park came to the U.S. in October of 1966 to perform with the Kansas City Philharmonic  (now the Kansas City Symphony) in its cello section. After 30 years, she retired and began writing fulltime. Her first novel A Gift of the Emperor (published by Spinsters Ink, 1997) deals with Korean sex slaves, mostly schoolgirls, including Soon-ah, the heroin of her novel, forced into military prostitution by the Japanese military during WWII while Japan ruled most of Asia and the Pacific. Park was a featured author at three national bookfairs in 1998--the LA Bookfair, Miami Bookfair, and Heartland Bookfair. Park's second novel When a Rooster Crows at Night: A Child's Experience of the Korean War (iUniverse 2004) is based on Park's own experience as a child living through the horror of the three-year war (1950-1953), which, in a real sense, has never ended. Her third book The Northern Wind: Forced Journey to North Korea (iUniverse 2012) is told by an 18-year-old war orphan working with a group named 'Hope Community' that helped the islanders with the government's New-Village Movement on a South Korean island. One day, she accidentally stumbles across a battalion of disguised North Korean commandos in a remote area, and reports to the group commander. She becomes a South Korean spy and leaves for North Korea, with a mission to accomplish. In 2006, Park wrote Midwest Voices columns for The Kansas City Star-Opinion Page, and between 2009 and 2016, she wrote columns for the Star-Johnson County Neighborhood News. She is a mother of three daughters and a grandmother of four grandchildren born in the U.S. Links: ------  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City_Symphony