Possessing a wisdom and maturity rarely found in a first novelist, Korean-American writer Nora Okja Keller tells a heartwrenching and enthralling tale in this, her literary debut.Comfort Woman is the story of Akiko, a Korean refugee of World War II, and Beccah, her daughter by an American missionary. The two women are living on the edge of society—and sanity—in Honolulu, plagued by Akikos periodic encounters with the spirits of the dead, and by Beccahs struggles to reclaim her mother from her past. Slowly and painfully Akiko reveals her tragic story and the horrifying years she was forced to serve as a comfort woman to Japanese soldiers. As Beccah uncovers these truths, she discovers her own strength and the secret of the powers she herself possessed—the precious gifts her mother has given her.ASan Francisco Chronicle bestsellerIn 1995, Nora Okja Keller received the Pushcart Prize for Mother Tongue, a piece that is part ofComfort Woman.
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Aug 16, 2019 ... tn-gnp-me-comfort-women-musical-20190817.jpg. Female cast members portray victims of sex slavery during World War II in “Comfort Women: ... "Comfort Women" is the Japanese Imperial government's euphemism for the women and children they trafficked as sex slaves between 1932 and 1945, until the ... The play COMFORT WOMEN (formerly HANAKO), written by the Korean-born playwright Chungmi Kim, tells the story of these women as they begin to ...