Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea

By: Jane Jeong Trenka (Author)

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The powerful second memoir by the author of the widely "acclaimed The Language of Blood"

"made in Korea > cheap goods > cheap labor > cheap womb > cheap adoption > cheap immigration > cheap immigrant > cheap yellow daughter > honorary white > almost but not quite
"Whenever she speaks to a stranger in her native Korea, Jane Jeong Trenka is forced to explain what she is. Japanese? Chinese? The answer--that she was adopted from Korea as a baby and grew up in the United States--is a source of grief, pride, and confusion.
Trenka's award-winning first book, "The Language of Blood," told the story of her upbringing in a white family in rural Minnesota. Now, in this searching and provocative memoir, Trenka explores a new question: Can she make an adult life for herself in Korea? Despite numerous setbacks, Trenka resolves to learn the language and ways of her unfamiliar birth country.
In navigating the myriad contradictions and disjunctions that have made up her life, Trenka turns to the lessons from her past--in particular, the concept of dissonance and harmony learned over her years as a musician. In "Fugitive Visions," named after a composition by Prokofiev, Trenka has succeeded in braiding the disparate elements of her life into a recognizable and at times heartbreaking whole.

Title: Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea

Author Name: Jane Jeong Trenka (Author)

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Publisher: U.S.A., Graywolf Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 1555975291

ISBN Number 13: 9781555975296

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 113342

Description: Good condition Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea By: Jane Jeong Trenka (Author) Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Graywolf Press; Original edition (June 23, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1555975291 ISBN-13: 978-1555975296 Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches

Keywords: Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea; Jane Jeong Trenka (Author)