Seaweed and Shamans: Inheriting the Gifts of Grief

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Seaweed and Shamans, 2006 - Adult children - 161 pages
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Literary Nonfiction. Asian American Studies. Memoir. "Heartfelt and at times heart-rending, SEAWEED AND SHAMANS details Brenda Paik Sunoo's journey through grief into solace. Written with courage and generosity, her collection of essays traverses personal memory and Korean-American history, as well as the thoughts and drawings garnered from diary entries of the child she lost. A testimony to the endurance of faith and art, life and love. SEAWEED AND SHAMANS is a gift of healing"--Nora Okja Keller, author of Comfort Woman and Fox Girl.

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Brenda Paik Sunoo is a third-generation Korean American writer and photojournalist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at University of California, Los Angeles, and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree at Antioch University. Her memoir on loss and healing, "Seaweed and Shamans: Inheriting the Gifts of Grief," has been published in English, Korean, and Vietnamese. She and her husband, Jan, have been living in Hanoi, Vietnam, since 2002. They have one son, David, and a granddaughter, Jolena.

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