Sue Jean Kim's narration brings verisimilitude to a fifteenth-century Joseon (Korean) mystery that shines a light on the trafficking of young women. Kim's voice reflects the courage of Min Hwani, who returns to her island of Jeju determined to find her father and 13 girls who have gone missing in the last four years. Kim's gently precise reading reflects Hwani's skills of observation and deep need for resolution. Kim makes clear Hwani's dislike of her estranged younger sister, Maewol. Just as evident is Maewol's bitterness at not being her father's favorite. The threat to Hwani intensifies, and, as a result, the sisters acknowledge each other's gifts, which establishes mutual trust and tenderness. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2021
DD ISBN 9780593400784 $25.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2021
DD ISBN 9780593400791 $63.00
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