Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Friday, September 19, 2008

Country of Origin, by Don Lee

A page-turner by the former editor of Ploughshares and author of Yellow. A detective novel that delves into identity issues, setting us in various historical periods via headline news paragraphs. Gorgeous women and gorgeous men are always getting involved, having affairs, screwing all the time, graphically. Strongly woven plot and clearly, cleanly written reveals a lot of research into Tokyo's sex industry.

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