I the magical realism, an explanation of Chinese calligraphy. A fascinating read into what makes up the calligraphy symbols, and how Daiyu interprets them
The story takes place during the defining decades of 1917 to 1965. These are not only decades which defined Korea, but also the world as we know it
The book touches on a part of American history which is rarely talked about, the internment camps built for Japanese Americans
This book is certainly worth reading, there are some faults but it is a wonderful first effort by Mr. Lukas who certainly has a story telling capability
While not written in chronological order, the book is thought provoking as it deals with people impacted by decisions of world leaders thousands of miles away.