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Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller
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Feb 27, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: around-the-world-in-52-books
Read in February, 2012

Around the World in 52 Books: Korea

Someone else already said it best: "I found the constant switching between past and present, reality and hallucination, mother and daughter to be sufficiently distracting to prevent me from really getting into the book."

The premise of the book was riveting - chronicling the life of a woman who had been held in a comfort camp during the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War 1. Unfortunately, the writer's style made it hard to
truly appreciate this work of historical fiction.

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