Asian. Woman. Alone.

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Feng Liu Productions, Apr 28, 2004 - Social Science - 184 pages
This collection of essays and poems full of wit and honesty describes the journey of a granddaughter seeking acceptance, a daughter seeking reconciliation, and a woman seeking solace from a heavy heart. Fleeing a broken engagement and a family that cannot accept her, Ayoung Kim flies to Southeast Asia intending to nurse her wounds. However, she is immediately surrounded by scenes that mirror the devastation in her own heart. Ultimately, by embracing the suffering of the people and animals around her, Kim finds the courage and strength to claim her own path and illuminates the capacity for the heart to heal and forgive.

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Kim, a Korean American, calls off her wedding and escapes to Southeast Asia to be alone. She starts at a Zen retreat but soon criticizes the retreat for being a retreat. A hedonist at heart, she then ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Ayoung M. Kim is a poet and traveler whose work has appeared in A. Magazine. She belongs to an Asian American spoken word group known as the Full Moon Storytellers. She lives in San Francisco. California.

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