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The Resource The starlet and the spy : a novel, Ji-min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim

The starlet and the spy : a novel, Ji-min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim

Label
The starlet and the spy : a novel
Title
The starlet and the spy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ji-min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Title variation
  • Marilyn and me
  • Marilyn & me
  • Starlet & the spy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"February 1954. Although the Korean War armistice was signed a year ago, most citizens of Seoul still battle to return to some semblance of normalcy. Conditions are dismal. Children beg for food, and orphanages are teeming. Alice J. Kim, a Korean translator and typist for the American forces still sanctioned in the city, yearns for the life she used to live before her country was torn apart. Then Alice's boss makes an announcement -- the American movie star Marilyn Monroe will be visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour, and Alice has been chosen as her translator. Though intrigued, Alice has few expectations of the job -- what could she and a beautiful actress at the peak of her fame possibly have to talk about? Yet the Marilyn she meets, while just as dazzling and sensual as Alice expected, is also surprisingly approachable. As Marilyn's visit unfolds, Alice is forced into a reckoning with her own painful past ... a beautiful portrayal of unexpected kinship between two very different women, and of the surprising connections that can change, or even save, a life."--Amazon.com
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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
CLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Ji-min
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kim, Chi-Young
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Actresses
  • Women translators
  • Female friendship
  • Seoul (Korea)
Target audience
adult
Label
The starlet and the spy : a novel, Ji-min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published as Marilyn and me in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Fourth Estate"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000066095254
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe Large Print Edition.
Extent
199 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062943880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119390365
Label
The starlet and the spy : a novel, Ji-min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Publication
Note
"First published as Marilyn and me in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Fourth Estate"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000066095254
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe Large Print Edition.
Extent
199 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062943880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119390365

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