Fox Girl by NoraOkja Keller

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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.


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Nora Okja Keller was born in Seoul, Korea, and now lives in Hawaii with her husband and two daughters. She received the Pushcart Prize in 1995 for "Mother Tongue," a piece from her first novel, Comfort Woman, winner of a 1998 American Book Award.
Published March 25, 2003 by Penguin Books. 314 pages
Genres: War, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Keller (the much-lauded Comfort Woman, 1997) follows the fortunes of two teenaged girls dragged into prostitution in an American Town ghetto created to service GIs in the wake of the Korean War.

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A tinted review in adult Forecasts indicates a book that's of exceptional importance to our readers but hasn't received a starred or boxed review.<REV

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