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The Resource Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver

Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver

Label
Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption
Title
Palimpsest
Title remainder
documents from a Korean adoption
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"Thousands of South Korean children were adopted around the world in the 1970s and 1980s. More than nine thousand found their new home in Sweden, including the cartoonist Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom, who was adopted when she was two years old. Throughout her childhood she struggled to fit into the homogenous Swedish culture and was continually told to suppress the innate desire to know her origins. 'Be thankful', she was told; surely her life in Sweden was better than it would have been in Korea. Like many adoptees, Sjöblom learned to bury the feeling of abandonment. In Palimpsest, an emotionally charged memoir, Sjöblom's unaddressed feelings about her adoption come to a head when she is pregnant with her first child. When she discovers a document containing the names of her biological parents, she realises her own history may not match up with the story she's been told her whole life: that she was an orphan without a background. As Sjöblom digs deeper into her own backstory, returning to Korea and the orphanage, she finds that the truth is much more complicated than the story she was told and struggled to believe. The sacred image of adoption as a humanitarian act that gives parents to orphans begins to unravel. Sjöblom's beautiful autumnal tones and clear-line style belie the complicated nature of this graphic memoir's vital central question: Who owns the story of an adoption?"--
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Illustration
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10822552
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sjöblom, Lisa Wool-Rim
Dewey number
362.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
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  • Strömberg, Hanna
  • Wyver, Richey
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True
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  • Sjöblom, Lisa Wool-Rim
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Interethnic adoption
  • Adoptees
  • Adoptees
  • Adoption
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
documents from a Korean adoption
Label
Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Palimpsest
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • "Originally published in Swedish © 2016 Ordfront/Galago"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1036206006
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9781770463301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1036206006
Label
Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Palimpsest
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • "Originally published in Swedish © 2016 Ordfront/Galago"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1036206006
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9781770463301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1036206006

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