White Chrysanthemum

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3 Responses to White Chrysanthemum

  1. Roman Clodia says:

    An important story wrapped up in a rather unsophisticated novel The true story of Korean ‘comfort women’ i.e. Japanese sex slaves, undoubtedly deserves to be told but this isn’t a particularly accomplished or sophisticated novel. In fact, so keen is it to tell a story that Hana, a 16 year old girl enslaved by a Japanese military officer, spends more time on the run in Manchuria and Mongolia than in the brothel in which she’s placed.Hana’s story is interspersed with that of Emi in the present, her younger sister, now an old woman, uncovering…

  2. Bookishchat says:

    When I read the synopsis I did wonder if it would be my kind of book but I’m so glad I gave it a chance and thank the publisher … Publisher: Chatto And Windus, Penguin Random House UKPublication date: 18th January 2018Now I have to be straight up honest here and admit that when I was approved via Netgalley to review this book I couldn’t remember requesting it! When I read the synopsis I did wonder if it would be my kind of book but I’m so glad I gave it a chance and thank the publisher for accepting me.It’s 1943 in Japanese occupied Korea, We meet 16 year old Hana and her younger sister…

  3. Booksginbeaches says:

    A great read but harrowing story.