Friday, September 19, 2008
The Language of Blood: A Memoir, by Jane Jeong Trenka
Using a variety of styles and narratives, Korean adoptee Trenka tells of her experience surviving a violent stalking in Minnesota, as well as her coming of age with racism, going to Korea to find her mother who soon died with cancer, an older sister, and ultimately, love. A search for what is Korean and her Korean American identity. The prose is accurately praised for being luminous and carefully beautiful.