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Typhoon kingdom, Matthew Hooton

Label
Typhoon kingdom
Title
Typhoon kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Hooton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on the seventeenth-century journal of a shipwrecked Dutch sailor, and testimonies of surviving Korean 'Comfort Women,' Typhoon kingdom is a story of war, romance, and survival that brings to life the devastating history of Korea at crucial moments in its struggle for independence. In 1653, the Dutch East India Company's Sparrowhawk is wrecked on a Korean island, and Hae-jo, a local fisherman, guides the ship's bookkeeper to Seoul in search of his surviving shipmates. The two men, one who has never ventured to the mainland, and the other unable to speak the language, are soon forced to choose between loyalty to each other, and a King determined to maintain his country's isolation. Three-hundred years later, in the midst of the Japanese occupation, Yoo-jin is taken from her family and forced into prostitution, and a young soldier must navigate the Japanese surrender and ensuing chaos of the Korean War to find her
Summary
Based on the seventeenth-century journal of a shipwrecked Dutch sailor, and testimonies of surviving Korean Comfort Women, Typhoon Kingdom is a story of war, romance, and survival that brings to life the devastating history of Korea at crucial moments in its struggle for independence. In 1653, the Dutch East India Company's Sparrowhawk is wrecked on a Korean island, and Hae-jo, a local fisherman, guides the ship's bookkeeper to Seoul in search of his surviving shipmates. The two men, one who has never ventured to the mainland, and the other unable to speak the language, are soon forced to choose between loyalty to each other, and a king determined to maintain his country's isolation. Three-hundred years later, in the midst of the Japanese occupation, Yoo-jin is taken from her family and forced into prostitution, and a young soldier must navigate the Japanese surrender and ensuing chaos of the Korean War to find her.
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10762663
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hooton, Matthew
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Comfort women
  • Soldiers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Korea
  • Korea
Target audience
adult
Label
Typhoon kingdom, Matthew Hooton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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
000065199149
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781760800307
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096381072
Label
Typhoon kingdom, Matthew Hooton
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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
000065199149
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781760800307
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096381072

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