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Fiction Literary

Yoshiko's Flags

by (author) Jaeyoon Song

Quattro Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2018
Literary, Asian American
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
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Heeja is a displaced North Korean immigrant in the U.S. At the age of 80, after a squabble with her fellow Korean immigrants, she decides to become an American citizen. Waiting to go in for the final interview, the immigration officer unsuspectingly calls Heeja by the name Yoshiko, a name she carried more than seventy years ago when she lived under Japanese imperial rule. It is at that moment that Heeja is forced to reckon with her past and identity.

About the author

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Song obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is an Associate Professor of Chinese History at McMaster University. His recent publications include Traces of Grand Peace (Harvard University). He lives in Dundas, Ontario.

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