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By Therese Park

A present of the Emperor is the poignant fictional account of real-life atrocities inflicted upon greater than 200,000 Asian girls by means of the japanese army in the course of international struggle II. This haunting tale is narrated via Soon-ah, a Korean schoolgirl whose existence is shattered while Emperor Hirohito’s infantrymen abduct her from her village and send her and her schoolmates to a “house of leisure” within the South Pacific. the following, on an island with surreal attractiveness, Soon-ah is compelled into prostitution as a “comfort girl” to the japanese army. This sizzling account of 1 woman’s patience of sexual degradation and the unspeakable horror of warfare offers compelling testimony to the power of the human spirit, the ability of affection over hate, and the final word triumph of wish over despair.

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