The Wood Bracelet

A Novel

by Dan C. Pak



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781480813564
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781480813588
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781480813571

About the Book

Nan-hee Park left Japan in 1939 to join her fiancé, Won-sup Shim, who lived in a port city on the East Coast of Korea, which was not yet divided into North and South.

As she was preparing to leave, her parents shared a premonition: She’d face tough times in her homeland. But it was just a vague, undefined fear that they did not connect to her fiancé’s ardent support of Korea’s movement to break free from the control of Imperial Japan.

When Nan-hee boarded the train, she accepted a simple, wood bracelet from her sister, who said, “Remember me whenever you wear this.”

Neither sister knew it then, but they’d soon find their lives interrupted by a war that engulfed the world—one that would be quickly followed by a conflict that would separate the people of North and South Korea—leading to even more bloodshed.

Though the war in Korea was forgotten by many, it swept away almost an entire generation—and life was never the same for the survivors. Learn why their stories are worth remembering in The Wood Bracelet.

About the Author

Dan C. Pak, a native of South Korea, dreamed of becoming a physician before being interrupted by the Korean War of 1950-1953. He was a U.S. Army civilian employee, and after immigrating to the United States, he traveled throughout the Western Pacific representing American firms. He’s written numerous articles for newspapers.