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Typhoon Kingdom

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Based on the seventeenth-century journal of a shipwrecked Dutch sailor, and testimonies of surviving Korean 'Comfort Women,' Typhoon Kingdom is a story of war, romance, and survival that brings to life the devastating history of Korea at crucial moments in its struggle for independence.

In 1653, the Dutch East India Company's Sparrowhawk is wrecked on a Korean island, and Hae-jo, a local fisherman, guides the ship's bookkeeper to Seoul in search of his surviving shipmates. The two men, one who has never ventured to the mainland, and the other unable to speak the language, are soon forced to choose between loyalty to each other, and a king determined to maintain his country's isolation.

Three-hundred years later, in the midst of the Japanese occupation, Yoo-jin is taken from her family and forced into prostitution, and a young soldier must navigate the Japanese surrender and ensuing chaos of the Korean War to find her.

'... brilliantly original, persuasive, revelatory and affecting.' - Gail Jones, author of The Death of Noah Glass

Genre: Inspirational

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"Brilliantly original, persuasive, revelatory and affecting." - Gail Jones

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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : Australia Paperback

Title: Typhoon Kingdom
Author(s): Matthew Hooton
ISBN: 1-76080-030-9 / 978-1-76080-030-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Typhoon Kingdom
Author(s): Matthew Hooton
Publisher: UWA Publishing
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