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Eugenia Kim

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Eugenia Kim is the daughter of Korean immigrant parents who came to America shortly after the Pacific War. She has published short stories and essays in journals and anthologies, including Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writings, and is an MFA graduate of Bennington College. She teaches fiction in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program at Fairfield University. The Calligrapher’s Daughter is her first novel.

Vivid illustrations enhance this wordless book, showing a touching story of surprising depth. A recently arrived immigrant boy in an American city feels alienated by the language and all that is new to him. His longing for his homeland is embodied in a seed he carries in his pocket. But he loses the seed, and his search to recover it leads him to adventures that open his eyes to wonderful dis... Read more of this blog post »
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The Calligrapher's Daughter
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Five pages and a fruit bowl (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Personal essay on flashback and backstory in writing
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