6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A rewarding read,
This review is from: The Calligrapher's Daughter (Paperback)
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This story, on the surface, may seem to be another in the current wave of oriental novels. However, it is different in one very important respect. It is set in Korea during the Japanese occupation and benefits from being an unknown era and country to most people.
The novel is beautifully written and it draws you in, but you have to be prepared to work at it in the early chapters as you get used to the characters and setting. Once you have done, this story of Nanjin Han, a character based on Eugenia Kim's own mother will grip and fascinate.