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All Woman and Springtime

Fiction: Popular Fiction
Unabridged   11.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/01/2012

All Woman and Springtime

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611747751
Digital Download ISBN:9781611747768


A spellbinding debut novel about the depth and the heights of the human spirit, through the story of two North Korean orphan girls.
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Product Description

Two orphan girls are taken from their jobs in a pants factory in North Korea, spirited across the Demilitarized Zone to be sex workers in the South, and eventually shipped to the United States. What propels the story is Gi, the heroine: a tender-hearted genius who loses everything yet refuses to be destroyed.

Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, All Woman and Springtime reveals with chilling accuracy life behind North Korea’s iron curtain, the horrific underworld of the sex trade, and the resilience of a spirit in the midst of unspeakable oppression.


“From the second this book begins, you know you’re in the hands of a professional, both in the case of the writer and the narrator. Williams is an excellent choice to deliver this searing story of innocence lost and the underbelly of human nature. . . . [Her] gentle tone gives an impression of hopefulness that carries you along during the dark moments.”

“Christine Williams ably renders the two protagonists and creates distinct voices for the book’s other female characters. . . . An enjoyable listen.”
      —Publishers Weekly

“Riveting and utterly compelling to the very end.”
      —Wisconsin Bookwatch

“Impossible to put down, this work is important reading for anyone who cares about the power of literature to engage the world and speak its often frightening truths.”
      —Library Journal

“One of the most absorbing, chilling, beautifully written and important novels I have read in many years.”
      —Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

“A lovely novel brimming with heartache and hope in equal measure. Jones has a gift for empathy as well as a keen sense of justice. This book will open your eyes, break your heart, and then mend it again.”
      —Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow

Author Bio

BRANDON JONES is a guitarist and sculptor who lives in Hawaii.