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Category: Historical Fiction
Author: Young-Ha Kim
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Rating: 3.4 of 5 stars
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Publisher: (first published January 1st 2003)
Language: English
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Tags: Fiction   Literature   Cultural   Asian Literature   Historical Fiction   Asia  
Original Title: Black Flower
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In 1904, as the Russo-Japanese war deepened, Asia was parceled out to rising powers andthe Korean Empire was annexed by Japan. Facingwar andthe loss of their nation, over a thousand Koreans left their homes to seek possibility elsewhere-in unknown Mexico.After a long sea voyage,these emigrants-thieves and royals, priests and soldiers, orphans and entire families-disembarkIn 1904, as the Russo-Japanese war deepened, Asia was parceled out to rising powers and the Korean Empire was annexed by Japan. Facing war and the loss of their nation, over a thousand Koreans left their homes to seek possibility elsewhere-in unknown Mexico.After a long sea voyage, these emigrants-thieves and royals, priests and soldiers, orphans and entire families-disembark with the promise of land. Soon they discover the truth: they have been sold into indentured servitude.Aboard ship, an orphan, Ijeong, fell in love with the daughter of a noble, parted when the various haciendados claim their laborers, he vows to find her. After years working in the punishing heat of the henequen fields, the Koreans are caught in the midst of a Mexican revolution. Some flee with Ijeong to Guatemala, where they found a New Korea amid Mayan ruins.A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in new world, BLACK FLOWER is an epic story based in a little known moment in history.

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