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Fugitive Visions An Adoptee's Return to Korea ❮Reading❯ ➵ Fugitive Visions An Adoptee's Return to Korea ➭ Author Jane Jeong Trenka – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The powerful second memoir by the author of the widely acclaimed The Language of Blood made in Korea cheap goods cheap labor cheap womb cheap adoption cheap immigration cheap immigrant cheap yellow da An Adoptee's MOBI ð The powerful second memoir by the author of the widely acclaimed The Language of Blood made in Korea cheap goods cheap labor cheap womb cheap adoption cheap immigration cheap immigrant cheap yellow daughter honorary white almost but not uite Whenever she speaks to a Visions An Adoptee's Return to PDF \ stranger Fugitive Visions ePUB í in her native Korea Jane Jeong Trenka is forced to explain what she is Japanese Chinese The answer that she was adopted from Korea as a baby and grew up in the United States is a source of grief pride and confusionTrenka's award winning first book Visions An Adoptee's PDF/EPUB Ä The Language of Blood told the story of her upbringing in a white family in rural Minnesota Now in this searching and provocative memoir Trenka explores a new uestion Can she make an adult life for herself in Korea Despite numerous setbacks Trenka resolves to learn Visions An Adoptee's Return to PDF \ the language and ways of her unfamiliar birth countryIn navigating the myriad contradictions and disjunctions that have made up her life Trenka turns to the lessons from her past in particular the concept of dissonance and harmony learned over her years as a musician In Fugitive Visions named after a composition by Prokofiev Trenka has succeeded in braiding the disparate elements of her life into a recognizable and at times heartbreaking whole.


10 thoughts on “Fugitive Visions An Adoptee's Return to Korea

  1. Janey Bennett Janey Bennett says:

    Jane Jeong Trenka's willingness to stay with the pain of her alternate lives as a transnationally adopted infant an exiled Korean child a returnee to Korea where she was neither truly Korean nor truly other is one of the bravest journeys of discovery and naming I've ever seen It is amazing and should be reuired reading for anyone considering transnational adoption the price exacted from the adoptee is all visible here and it is heartrending This is a fine piece of writing and an important book


  2. april fulstone april fulstone says:

    Heartbreaking at points bitter throughout very poetic and abstract Provides partial catharsis if reader also has experienced feeling of rejection by both home culture and adopted culture


  3. John John says:

    I've got to say at the outset that I'm not sure I'm part of the target audience However I couldn't help feeling that Trenka's angst about not fitting in as either a real Korean or American was of her own making Dare I say that she was never going to be Korean without a massive mental adaptation of which I doubt she's capable? To be part of such a homogeneous society she'd have to pretty much give up her American ness Much as she claims to tire of the frustration of her adoptee status not being understood I'd say she's striving to be both an outsider culturally American and one of us at the same time Good luck with thatHer shall we say stream of consciousness style wasn't really for me with its avant garde structure of pop uizzes etc That aside the main story comes through clearly; she's a good writer If the book seems interesting I urge folks to try reading it though some will undoubtedly hit a wall of What the heck is going on here?


  4. D D says:

    Came here to read up on what it's like to be a Korean adoptee in the US technically a US citizen I guess? and the psychology behind it This is not a tale of immigration to the land of the free but a tale of immigration to one's own motherland and finding it too foreign But I stayed here for author's lyrical prose Beautifully written and always powerful her background in music tells in the way she writes


  5. Susan Susan says:

    Beautiful Lyrical Intense Exuisite Searing


  6. Walter Walter says:

    Loved this book as I did The Language of Blood A Memoir I can hardly wait for the next one


  7. Jukka Jukka says:

    Fugitive Visions by Jane Jeong TrenkaLooking forward to this


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