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Grass
By (author): Keum Suk Gendry-Kim Translated by: Janet Hong
9781770463622 Paperback, Trade English COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary Aug 27, 2019 Print Run: 8000
$34.95 CAD
Active 6.12 x 8.4 x 1.3 in 480 pages Black and white illustrations throughout Drawn & Quarterly
This true story of a Korean comfort woman documents how the actrocity of war devestates women's lives. This true story of a korean comfort woman documents how the atrocity of war devastates women's lives Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel, offering up firsthand the life story of a Korean girl named Lee Ok-sun who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the second World War - a disputed chapter in 20th century Asian history. Beginning in Lee's childhood, Grass shows the leadup to World War II from a child's vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Korean folk. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee's strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee's memories. Cartoonist Gendry-Kim's interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architecture of this powerful non-fiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee's wartime suffering changed her. Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace.

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim was born in the town of Goheung in Jeolla Province, a town famous for its beautiful mountains and sea. Her graphic novels include The Song of My Father, Jiseul, and Kogaeyi, which have been translated and published in France. She also wrote and illustrated The Baby Hanyeo Okrang Goes to Dokdo, A Day with My Grandpa, and My Mother Kang Geumsun. She received the Best Creative Manhwa Award for her short manhwa ?Sister Mija,? about a comfort woman. She has had exhibitions of her works in Korea and Europe since 2012, and her graphic novels and manhwa deal mostly with people who are outcasts or marginalized.

?Her traditional ink drawings are powerful for their bleak beauty, sometimes without dialogue for page after page.? ? Jeju Weekly

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