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"A spectacular debut filled with great characters and heart." --Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan A Recommended Read from: USA Today * Buzzfeed * Goodreads * Lit Hub * Book Riot * The Everygirl * The Oregonian An epic story of love, war, and redemption set against the backdrop of the Korean independence movement, following the intertwined fates of a young girl sold to a courtesan school and the penniless son of a hunter In 1917, deep in the snowy mountains of occupied Korea, an impoverished local hunter on the brink of starvation saves a young Japanese officer from an attacking tiger. In an instant, their fates are connected--and from this encounter unfolds a saga that spans half a century. In the aftermath, a young girl named Jade is sold by her family to Miss Silver''s courtesan school, an act of desperation that will cement her place in the lowest social status. When she befriends an orphan boy named JungHo, who scrapes together a living begging on the streets of Seoul, they form a deep friendship. As they come of age, JungHo is swept up in the revolutionary fight for independence, and Jade becomes a sought-after performer with a new romantic prospect of noble birth. Soon Jade must decide whether she will risk everything for the one who would do the same for her. From the perfumed chambers of a courtesan school in Pyongyang to the glamorous cafes of a modernizing Seoul and the boreal forests of Manchuria, where battles rage, Juhea Kim''s unforgettable characters forge their own destinies as they wager their nation''s. Immersive and elegant, Beasts of a Little Land unveils a world where friends become enemies, enemies become saviors, heroes are persecuted, and beasts take many shapes.

  • Auteur(s)

    Juhea Kim

  • Éditeur

    Ecco Press

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    416 Pages

  • Longueur

    23.5 cm

  • Largeur

    16 cm

  • Épaisseur

    3.2 cm

  • Poids

    570 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Juhea Kim

  • Pays : Coree,rep.pop.democ
  • Langue : Anglais (etats-unis)

Juhea Kim est née en Corée et s'est installée avec sa famille à Portland, en Oregon, à l'âge de 9 ans. Diplômée de Princeton, elle a été publiée dans de nombreuses revues - Granta, Catapult, Joyland - avant de publier son premier roman, Créatures du petit pays.