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The liberators : a novel / E. J. Koh.

Koh, EJ, 1988- (author.).

"At the height of the military dictatorship in South Korea, Insuk and Sungho are arranged to be married. The couple soon moves to San Jose, California, with an infant and Sungho's overbearing mother-in-law. Adrift in a new country, Insuk grieves the loss of her past and her divided homeland, finding herself drawn into an illicit relationship that sets into motion a dramatic saga and echoes for generations to come. From the Gwangju Massacre to the 1988 Olympics, flashbacks to Korean repatriation after Japanese surrender, and the Sewol ferry accident, E. J. Koh's exquisitely drawn portraits and symphonic testimony from guards, prisoners, perpetrators, and liberators spans continents and four generations of two Korean families forever changed by fateful past decisions made in love and war. Extraordinarily beautiful and deeply moving, The Liberators is an elegantly wrought family saga of memory, trauma, and empathy, and a stunning testament to the consequences and fortunes of inheritance"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781959030157
  • ISBN: 1959030159
  • Physical Description: 225 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a readers guide (pages 221-225).
Formatted Contents Note:
Invisible lines -- Animal kingdom -- Colony of light -- The endling.
Subject: Arranged marriage > Fiction.
Koreans > United States > Fiction.
Korean Americans > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Taejŏn-si (Korea) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at York County Libraries.


  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults KOH Fiction (Text) 34318001237938 Adult Area New Checked Out 12/13/2023

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