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By Therese Park

A reward of the Emperor is the poignant fictional account of real-life atrocities inflicted upon greater than 200,000 Asian ladies by means of the japanese army in the course of international struggle II. This haunting tale is narrated by means of 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 persistence of sexual degradation and the unspeakable horror of battle presents compelling testimony to the energy of the human spirit, the facility of affection over hate, and the last word triumph of desire over despair.

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