Isador Myung Hee Sohn- Isa- worships her mother, an exceptional beauty, born in Seoul and sheltered in a harem of sisters inside the wealthy family's compound. Isa's father, a scientist and professor, an orphan, is haunted by the war in which he served as a South Korean soldier and by a painful secret that he keeps from his wife. Still mourning the death of Isa's younger brother, Stephen, her parents are traditional enough to prize their dead son over their living daughter; to them, Isa only half exists. But unlike ...

Secondhand World 2008, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307274991

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Secondhand World 2006, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307263445