Forgotten Country

Forgotten Country Cover

Forgotten Country

By Catherine Chung

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594486524, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

A Booklist Top 10 First Novels of 2012 pick
A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick
"A richly emotional portrait of a family that had me spellbound from page one."--Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of "Wild"
The night before Janie's sister, Hannah, is born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, and Janie is told to keep Hannah safe. Years later, when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears, Janie goes to find her. Thus begins a journey that will force her to confront her family's painful silence, the truth behind her parents' sudden move to America twenty years earlier, and her own conflicted feelings toward Hannah.

About the Author
Catherine Chung was born in Evanston, Illinois, during one of the worst blizzards on record, and grew up in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. She was named one of "Granta" s New Voices and is the recipient of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.