Beasts of a Little Land

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Pub Date 3 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 10 Feb 2022

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Description

An expansive epic spanning the turbulent decades of Korea's fight for independence, perfect for fans of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko.

Beasts take many shapes...

It is 1917, and Korea is yet to be divided into north and south. With the threat of famine looming, a young girl named Jade is sold by her family to Miss Silver's courtesan school in cosmopolitan Pyongyang, an act of desperation that will cement her place in the lowest social status. But the city's days as a haven are numbered. The Japanese invasion is coming.

Jade flees to Seoul where she forms a deep friendship with an orphan boy called JungHo, who scrapes together a living begging on the streets. As Jade becomes a sought-after performer with unexpected romantic prospects, JungHo is swept up in the revolutionary fight for independence. Soon Jade must decide between following her own ambitions, or risking everything for the one she loves. 

From the perfumed chambers of the courtesan school to the glamorous cafes of a modernising Seoul, the unforgettable characters of Beasts of a Little Land unveil a world where friends become enemies and enemies become saviours, where heroes are persecuted and beasts take many shapes.

An expansive epic spanning the turbulent decades of Korea's fight for independence, perfect for fans of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko.

Beasts take many shapes...

It is 1917, and Korea is yet to be divided...


Advance Praise

'A spectacular debut filled with great characters and heart.' Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women

'Stunning... Profound... This novel will devastate you and then still you with its wise meditations on love and loss. I couldn’t put it down.' - Alexis Schaitkin, author of Saint X

'Juhea Kim's sweeping debut is pure reading pleasure. Rapturous, ravishing, and gorgeously rendered, Beasts of a Little Land is a portal to a whole world teeming with life, so full of wonders I wanted it never to end.' - Catherine Chung, author of The Tenth Muse


'An epic historical tale' - USA Today



'A spectacular debut filled with great characters and heart.' Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women

'Stunning... Profound... This novel will devastate you and then still you with its wise...


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ISBN 9780861543229
PRICE £16.99 (GBP)

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