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An Evening with Kim Yideum and Jiyoon Lee at Malvern Books (Austin)
March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a bilingual reading with Kim Yideum and Jiyoon Lee, author and translator respectively of the novel Blood Sisters.
Blood Sisters tells the story of Jeong Yeoul, a young Korean college student in the 1980s, when the memory of President Chun Doohwan’s violent suppression of student demonstrations against martial law was still fresh. Yideum captures with raw honesty the sense of dread felt by many Korean women during this time as Jeong struggles in a swirl of misguided desires and hopelessness against a society distorted by competing ideologies, sexual violence, and cultural conservatism. Facing this helplessness, her impulse is to escape into the world of art. Blood Sisters is a vivid, powerful portrayal of a woman’s efforts to live an authentic life in the face of injustice.