Trampled Blossoms: What They Stole from Grandma

What They Stole from Grandma
Seoul Selection (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 19. November 2019
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  • 112 Seiten
978-1-62412-129-6 (ISBN)

A young adult novel recounting the devastation of a victim of Japanese military sexual slavery

• The first young adult novel to paint a vivid and realistic depiction of the "comfort women"• The story of the young girls whose bodies and souls were trampled in their blossoming youth as they were dragged from their hometowns across foreign lands from Inner Mongolia and Shanghai, China, to Leyte Island in the Philippines

Many are familiar with the history of the "comfort women," the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery, but how much do they really know? Few fully understand exactly why and how the girls came to be "comfort women," the scope of the assault they endured at the "comfort stations" set up throughout regions colonized by Japan including Korea, and how they lived out their lives after they returned Korea post-liberation. There are limits to how much of the truth can be exposed to children and teens due to the sensitive nature of the subject, which is why previously published children's and young adult novels that have attempted to address this tragedy fell short of capturing the actual extent of the damage and suffering. Simply acknowledging the tragedy as a historical fact and fully portraying the depth of reality and pain of the victims are vastly different propositions, which makes the publication of Trampled Blossoms, an honest and vivid depiction of the victims' accounts of sexual slavery under the Japanese military, all the more meaningful.

* This is a work of fiction based on true historical facts, in-person interviews, and testimonies of the "comfort women." The names and details of certain real persons, places, and incidents have been changed in the novel, and all other characters, places, and events are products of the author's imagination.

  • Englisch
  • Irvine, CA
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  • USA
  • 2,34 MB
978-1-62412-129-6 (9781624121296)
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  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Grandma Is Missing
  • Mom's Secret
  • A Job at the Textile Mill
  • A Bird with Broken Wings
  • Driven by the Bitter Wind
  • Monsters in My Room
  • Far Across the Sea
  • Our Daily Struggle
  • An Unblessed Baby
  • Run Away with Me
  • Waiting for a Ship
  • My Friend Bok-sun
  • Prisoners of War
  • Mom, I'm Home
  • Keep the Statue Safe
  • A Message from the Author
  • Back Cover

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