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, October 3, 2008
Cry Korea Cry by Ty Pak
A mixed-race orphan full of self-loathing discovers his true roots. He becomes famous film director and falls hard in love with in big movie star; both are abducted to North Korea (he escapes prison after 3 years) and meets Kim IlSung. A tragicomedy of helpless inertia.