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About the Book

Possessing a wisdom and maturity rarely found in a first novelist, Korean-American writer Nora Okja Keller tells a heartwrenching and enthralling tale in this, her literary debut. Comfort Woman is the story of Akiko, a Korean refugee of World War II, and Beccah, her daughter by an American missionary. The two women are living on the edge of society—and sanity—in Honolulu, plagued by Akiko's periodic encounters with the spirits of the dead, and by Beccah's struggles to reclaim her mother from her past. Slowly and painfully Akiko reveals her tragic story and the horrifying years she was forced to serve as a "comfort woman" to Japanese soldiers. As Beccah uncovers these truths, she discovers her own strength and the secret of the powers she herself possessed—the precious gifts her mother has given her.A San Francisco Chronicle bestsellerIn 1995, Nora Okja Keller received the Pushcart Prize for "Mother Tongue", a piece that is part of Comfort Woman.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3561.E38574 C66 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
213 p. ;
Number of pages
213

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL996786M
Internet Archive
comfortwoman00kell
ISBN 10
0670872695
LC Control Number
96035458
Library Thing
129071
Goodreads
819652
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