Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea

Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea Book ☆ Jane Jeong Trenka
  • Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea
  • Paperback
  • 197
  • Jane Jeong Trenka
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 1555975291

About the Author: Jane Jeong Trenka

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☆ 56D9A67F7E ☆ Book Ü Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea ☆ Jane Jeong Trenka F1431398AC The powerful second memoir by the powerful second memoir by the author of the widely acclaimed The Language of Bloodmade in Korea cheap goods cheap labor cheap womb cheap adoption cheap immigration cheap immigrant cheap yellow daughter honorary white almost but not quiteWhenever she speaks to a stranger 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 book Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea Ü Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea ☆ Jane Jeong Trenka award winning first book, 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 question Can she make an adult life for herself in Korea Despite numerous setbacks, Trenka resolves to learn 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
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 required 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 import 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 required read
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.
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 sta 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 mu

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