9781947793385-1947793381-The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir

ISBN-13: 9781947793385
ISBN-10: 1947793381
Edition: 1
Author: Koh, E. J.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Tin House Books
Format: Hardcover 203 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781947793385
ISBN-10: 1947793381
Edition: 1
Author: Koh, E. J.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Tin House Books
Format: Hardcover 203 pages

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Acknowledged authors Koh, E. J. wrote The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir comprising 203 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1947793381 and 9781947793385. Since then The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.76 or rent at the marketplace.

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A tale of deep bonds to family, place, language―of hard-won selfhood told by a singular, incandescent voice.

The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strange by her mother’s absence. Her mother writes letters, in Korean, over the years seeking forgiveness and love―letters Eun Ji cannot fully understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box.

As Eun Ji translates the letters, she looks to history―her grandmother Jun’s years as a lovesick wife in Daejeon, the horrors her grandmother Kumiko witnessed during the Jeju Island Massacre―and to poetry, as well as her own lived experience to answer questions inside all of us. Where do the stories of our mothers and grandmothers end and ours begin? How do we find words―in Korean, Japanese, English, or any language―to articulate the profound ways that distance can shape love? Eun Ji Koh fearlessly grapples with forgiveness, reconciliation, legacy, and intergenerational trauma, arriving at insights that are essential reading for anyone who has ever had to balance love, longing, heartbreak, and joy.

The Magical Language of Others weaves a profound tale of hard-won selfhood and our deep bonds to family, place, and language, introducing―in Eun Ji Koh―a singular, incandescent voice.

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