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Book Title: Ten Thousand Sorrows|
The author of the book: Elizabeth Kim
Date of issue: July 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9780553812640
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 756 KB
Read full description of the books Ten Thousand Sorrows:I don't know how old I was when I watched my mother's murder, nor do I know how old I am today.'
The illegitimate daughter of a peasant and an American GI, Elizabeth Kim spent her early years as a social outcast in her village in the Korean countryside. Ostracized by their family and neighbours, she and her mother were regularly pelted with stones on their way home from the rice fields. Yet there was a tranquil happiness in the intense bond between mother and daughter. Until the day that Elizabeth's grandfather and uncle came to punish her mother from the dishonour she had brought on the family, and executed her in front of her daughter.
Elizabeth was dumped in an orphanage in Seoul. After some time, she was lucky enough to be adopted by an American couple. But when she arrived in America she found herself once again surrounded by fanaticism and prejudice.
Elizabeth's mother had always told her that life was made up of ten thousand joys as well as ten thousand sorrows, and, supported by her loving daughter, and by a return to her Buddhist faith, she finally found a way to savour those joys, as well as the courage to exorcise the demons of her past.
Read information about the authorElizabeth Kim is a journalist and the author of the best selling novel "Ten Thousand Sorrows", which has been chronicled in O, Oprah Winfrey's magazine.
Kim was born in Korea to a Korean mother and an American father who had deserted her mother.
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