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All Woman and Springtime

(2012)
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Before se met Il-sun in an orphanage, Gi was a hollow husk of a girl, broken from growing up in one of North Korea's forced-labour camps. A mathematical genius, she has learned to cope with pain by retreating into a realm of numbers and calculations, an escape from both the past and present. Gi becomes enamored by the brash and radiant Il-sun, a friend she describes as "all woman and springtime." But Il-sun's pursuit of a better live imperils both girls when her suitor spirits them across the Demilitarized Zone and sells them as sex workers, first in South Korea and then in the United States.

This spellbinding debut, reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, depicts- with chilling accuracy-life behind North Korea's iron curtain. But for Gi and Il-sun, forced into the underworld of human trafficking, their captivity outside North Korea is far crueler that the tight control of their "Dear Leader." Tenderhearted Gi, just on the verge of womanhool, is consigned to a fate that threatens not only her body but her mind. How she and Il-sun endure, how they find a path to healing, is what drives this absorbing and exquisite novel-from an exciting young Algonquin discovery-to its perfectly imagined conclusion.



Praise for this book

"One of the most absorbing, chilling, beautifully written and important novels I've read in many years." - Alice Walker


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October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Woman and Springtime (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Brandon W Jones
ISBN: 1-4104-5192-5 / 978-1-4104-5192-7 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Woman and Springtime
Author(s): Brandon W Jones
ISBN: 1-61620-077-4 / 978-1-61620-077-0 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: All Woman and Springtime
Author(s): B W Jones
ISBN: 1-78022-291-2 / 978-1-78022-291-2 (UK edition)
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Woman and Springtime
Author(s): Brandon W Jones
ISBN: 1-61620-276-9 / 978-1-61620-276-7 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: All Woman and Springtime
Author(s): B W Jones
ISBN: 0-297-86833-0 / 978-0-297-86833-0 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: All Woman and Springtime
Author(s): Brandon W Jones
ISBN: 1-61174-775-9 / 978-1-61174-775-1 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All Woman and Springtime
Author(s): Brandon W Jones
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March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: All Woman & Springtime
Author(s): Brandon W Jones
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