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The Resource If You Leave Me

If You Leave Me

Label
If You Leave Me
Title
If You Leave Me
Statement of responsibility
Crystal Hana Kim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If You Leave Me is graced with truly wonderful writing; great poise, lyricism, intelligence, and an utterly engrossing portrayal of life."—Richard Ford "An unforgettable story of family, love, and war set against the violent emergence of modern Korea."—Gary Shteyngart "A gripping, heartrending tale of the birth of modern Korea filtered through the prism of an intimate love story. In fresh, often astonishing prose, Kim brings her characters to life: complicated, flawed, and hard not to fall in love with. A strikingly original work."—Jessica ShattuckAn emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love—the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today. When the communist-backed army from the north invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee camp along the coast. For a few hours each night, she escapes her family’s makeshift home and tragic circumstances with her childhood friend, Kyunghwan.Focused on finishing school, Kyunghwan doesn’t realize his older and wealthier cousin, Jisoo, has his sights set on the beautiful and spirited Haemi—and is determined to marry her before joining the fight. But as Haemi becomes a wife, then a mother, her decision to forsake the boy she always loved for the security of her family sets off a dramatic saga that will have profound effects for generations to come
Summary
Forced into the life of a refugee when the North Korean army invades her home, 16-year-old Haemi is forced to choose between love and security in ways that resonate throughout generations of her family
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
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10685184
Cataloging source
BT
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1987-
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Kim, Crystal Hana
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • American Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
If You Leave Me
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_515167
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062645203
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
If You Leave Me
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_515167
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062645203
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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