All Woman and Springtime (CD-Audio)

By Brandon W. Jones, Christine Williams (Read by)

HighBridge Company, 9781611747751, 675pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

List Price: 34.95*
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Description

Two orphan girls are taken from their jobs in a pants factory in North Korea, spirited across the Demilitarized Zone to be sex workers in the South, and eventually shipped to the United States. What propels the story is Gi, the heroine: a tender-hearted genius who loses everything yet refuses to be destroyed.
 
 Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, All Woman and Springtime reveals with chilling accuracy life behind North Korea’s iron curtain, the horrific underworld of the sex trade, and the resilience of a spirit in the midst of unspeakable oppression. 


About the Author

Brandon Jones lives in Hawaii. His website is www.brandonjonesauthor.com.



CHRISTINE WILLIAMS mesmerized audiences as a lead actor for the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 8 years, and she has also sung with the Rogue Opera. She currently teaches singing to actors and acting to singers at SOU, and narrates fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, with a special fondness for character work. On weekends, she loves to hike to mountaintops, and, if it gets too cold, she can make fire with sticks.


Praise For All Woman and Springtime

“Riveting and utterly compelling to the very end.”
       —Wisconsin Bookwatch


“From the second this book begins, you know you’re in the hands of a professional, both in the case of the writer and the narrator. Williams is an excellent choice to deliver this searing story of innocence lost and the underbelly of human nature. . . . [Her] gentle tone gives an impression of hopefulness that carries you along during the dark moments.”
      —AudioFile



“Christine Williams ably renders the two protagonists and creates distinct voices for the book’s other female characters. . . . An enjoyable listen.”
      —Publishers Weekly



“Impossible to put down, this work is important reading for anyone who cares about the power of literature to engage the world and speak its often frightening truths.”
      —Library Journal