Mary is an American born author of Korean descent who now lives in London. Her hard-hitting debut explores a little-told chapter in Korean and Japanese history - the abduction of Korean women to be used as 'comfort women' for the Japanese army.
Continue the conversations over dinner with the authors on Saturday night and get to know the people behind the books.
More info coming soon
Friday 19th Oct 19h00
Join us for a relaxed and convivial apéro dinatôire to kick off our sixth festival in style.
There will be book sales and signings at the end of each session.
You can also buy a selection of books by participating authors throughout the weekend at our bookshop
Mary Lynn Bracht:
Saturday 20 October
11h00 Salle des fêtes
19, 20 & 21 October 2018
It tells the story of two sisters, Hana and Emi, separated by the second world war as Hana rescues Emi from a Japanese soldier, is captured herself and forced into a military brothel in Manchuria. Sixty years later Emi confronts the past and, learning from the healing of her children and her country, attempts to reconcile herself with her sister's sacrifice and move on from the shadow of war.
She was inspired to write the novel after visiting her mother's childhood village and learning of the 'comfort women' for the first time. Her book has been described as "an ode of remembrance to Korean women" (The Irish Times) and as a "timely and furiously felt book" (The Guardian).
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