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The starlet and the spy : a novel, Ji-Min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim

Label
The starlet and the spy : a novel
Title
The starlet and the spy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ji-Min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
February 1954. Although the Korean War armistice was signed a year ago, most citizens of Seoul still battle to return to some semblance of normalcy. Conditions are dismal. Children beg for food, and orphanages are teeming. Alice J. Kim, a Korean translator and typist for the American forces still sanctioned in the city, yearns for the life she used to live before her country was torn apart. Then Alice's boss makes an announcement--the American movie star Marilyn Monroe will be visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour, and Alice has been chosen as her translator. Though intrigued, Alice has few expectations of the job--what could she and a beautiful actress at the peak of her fame possibly have to talk about? Yet the Marilyn she meets, while just as dazzling and sensual as Alice expected, is also surprisingly approachable. As Marilyn's visit unfolds, Alice is forced into a reckoning with her own painful past. Moving and mesmerizing, The Starlet and the Spy is a beautiful portrayal of unexpected kinship between two very different women, and of the surprising connections that can change, or even save, a life
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CaOAUW
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Lee, Ji-Min
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Kim, Chi-Young
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  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Women translators
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Female friendship
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Korea
  • Seoul (Korea)
Label
The starlet and the spy : a novel, Ji-Min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as Marilyn and Me by Fourth Estate
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780062930262
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 346468
  • 909638
Label
The starlet and the spy : a novel, Ji-Min Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Publication
Note
Originally published as Marilyn and Me by Fourth Estate
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780062930262
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 346468
  • 909638

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