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The Resource Marilyn and me, Jin-Min Lee

Marilyn and me, Jin-Min Lee

Label
Marilyn and me
Title
Marilyn and me
Statement of responsibility
Jin-Min Lee
Title variation
  • Marilyn and me
  • Marilyn & me
  • Starlet & the spy
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping and heartwrenching novel of damage and survival, grief and unexpected solace, Marilyn and Me is a fascinating - and timely - insight into an extraordinary time and place. How do you translate the present, when you can't let go of the past? It is the winter of 1954 and in the rubble-strewn aftermath of the Korean war Marilyn Monroe has come to Seoul to perform to the US soldiers stationed there. Incongruous in her silk dress and flawless makeup, she sings of seduction and love, dazzling battle-scarred Americans and Koreans alike. Alice, the woman chosen to be Marilyn's translator, was once Kim Ae-sun, before her name was stolen from her - along with so much else - by the war. With her prematurely grey hair, her fraying lace gloves and the memories that will engulf her if she lets them, Alice works as a typist for the US military. It is a job that has enabled her to survive, and to forget. As they travel across the country, over the four days of Marilyn's tour, the two women begin to form an unlikely friendship. But when Alice becomes embroiled in a sting operation involving the entrapment of a Communist spy she is forced to confront the past she has been trying so hard to escape
Summary
A Korean war survivor is assigned as translator for Marilyn Monroe during a 1954 USO tour to a Korea still struggling to return to normalcy and develops a deep kinship with the star
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10809988
Cataloging source
YDX
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Lee, Ji-Min
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Kim, Chi-Young
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True
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  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Korea
Target audience
adult
Label
Marilyn and me, Jin-Min Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065209904
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008322328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044869347
Label
Marilyn and me, Jin-Min Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065209904
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008322328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044869347

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