By Kang Kyong-ae,Samuel Perry
"A fatherless younger woman now poised to develop into the sufferer of [the landlord's] lecherous fangs and paws," starts off one of many unique newspaper teasers describing From Wonso Pond and the destiny of its heroine, Sonbi. In a plot wealthy with Dickensian overtones, the unconventional paints a brilliant photo of existence in what's now North Korea in the course of the eyes of Sonbi, her youth neighbor, Ch’otchae, and a stressed legislation pupil, Sinch’ol, as they trip individually from a small, impoverished village governed via the lecherous land baron to the port urban of Inch’on.
But lifestyles is rarely more straightforward there, as Sonbi wears herself out boiling silk threads twelve hours an afternoon whereas Ch’otchae and Sinch’ol load rice at the docks. All 3 get involved with underground activists, battling the oppression of kingdom and town, in addition to their eastern colonial rulers.
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From Wonso Pond: A Korean Novel by Kang Kyong-ae,Samuel Perry