The Language of Blood: A Memoir
Extreame Savings Item! Save 44% on the The Language of Blood: A Memoir by Brand: Borealis Books at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. An adoptee's search for identity takes her on a journey from Minnesota to Korea and back as she seeks to resolve the dualities that have long defined
An adoptee's search for identity takes her on a journey from Minnesota to Korea and back as she seeks to resolve the dualities that have long defined her life: Korean-born, American-raised, never fully belonging to either.
For years, Korean adoptee Jane Jeong Trenka tried to be the ideal daughter. She was always polite, earned perfect grades, and excelled as a concert pianist. She went to church with her American family in small-town Minnesota and learned not to ask about the mother who had given her away. Then, while she was far from home on a music scholarship, living in a big city for the first time, one of her fellow university students began to follow her, his obsession ultimately escalating into a plot for her murder.
In radiant prose that ranges seamlessly from pure lyricism to harrowing realism, Trenka recounts repeated close encounters with her stalker and the years of repressed questions that her ordeal awakened. Determined not to be defined by her stalker's twisted assessment of her worth, she struck out in search of her own identity - free of western stereotypes of geishas and good girls. Doing so, however, meant confronting her American family and fighting the bureaucracy at the agency that had arranged for her adoption.
Jane Jeong Trenka dares to ask fundamental questions about the nature of family and identity. Are we who we decide to be, or who other people would make us? What is this bond more powerful than words, this unspoken language of blood? To find out, Trenka must reacquaint herself with her mother and sisters in Seoul and devise a way to blend two distinct cultures into one she seared into the memory by indelible images and unforgettable prose. This is a poetic tour-de-force by an essential new voice in Asian American literature.
|Brand:||Brand: Borealis Books|
|Item Weight:||0.98 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.9 x 8.75 x 8.75 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.97 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.75 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Borealis Books, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Brand: Redleaf Press
ean: 9781929610990, isbn: 1929610998,
Incorporate inquiry-based practices into your early childhood classroom or family child care program. Inspired by an approach to teaching and learning born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, The Language of Art emphasizes investigation anchored by drawing, pai...
mpn: 9780670032624, ean: 9780670032624, isbn: 067003262X,
By Cambridge University Press
sku: 9780521745239, ean: 9780521745239, isbn: 0521745233,
Is children's language acquisition based on innate linguistic structures or built from cognitive and communicative skills? This book summarises the major theoretical debates in all of the core domains of child language acquisition research (phonology...
By Cengage Learning
ean: 9781435400122, isbn: 1435400127,
The primary audience is community college and university-level early childhood education majors, as well as early childhood vocational programs. Parents and professionals would also benefit from the book.Used Book in Good Condition. ...
ean: 9780133358445, isbn: 0133358445,
“What do early childhood educators really need to know, do, and understand in order to work effectively and compassionately with the very young?” This is the focus of Mary Renck Jalongo’s approach to this new edition of her widely popular Ear...
By Northfield Publishing
ean: 9781881273806, isbn: 1881273806,
People express and receive love in different ways. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies these as the five languages of love: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service and physical touch. If you express love toward others in a way they don't u...
ean: 9781412902328, isbn: 1412902320,
The acquisition of language is a staggering feat, yet one that all typically developing children manage by the time they reach school age. Child Language: Acquisition and Development presents the latest thinking and research on how children acquire o...