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Hyejin Kim Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Kim's Book Reviews

Jia: A Novel of North Korea
The story follows a young girl's journey from an oppressive life in North Korea to her eventual freedom in China. Jia is a young girl living in poverty with her grandparents and older sister in the mountains of North Korea. Jia's village is small and most of the people work at a prison camp nearby, shoveling coal. One evening, a South Korean soldier arrives at Jia's family home, hungry and exhausted. The family lets him in, though they are understandably...