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The starlet and the spy : A Novel

Author: 이 지민, 1974- author. 이 지민, ; Min Jin Lee; Chi-Young Kim
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dazzling work of historical fiction about two women who seem the most unlikely to ever meet: Alice, a Korean war survivor and translator for the American forces in Seoul and Marilyn Monroe, who is visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour. February 1954. Although the Korean War armistice was signed a year ago, most citizens of Seoul still battle to return to some semblance of normalcy. Conditions are dismal. Children  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Translation into English
Named Person: Marilyn Monroe; Marilyn Monroe
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: 이 지민, 1974- author. 이 지민, ; Min Jin Lee; Chi-Young Kim
ISBN: 9780062930279 0062930273
OCLC Number: 1114277832
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Nawa Marillin.
Marilyn and me
Responsibility: Ji-min Lee.

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A dazzling work of historical fiction about two women who seem the most unlikely to ever meet: Alice, a Korean war survivor and translator for the American forces in Seoul and Marilyn Monroe, who is visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour. February 1954. Although the Korean War armistice was signed a year ago, most citizens of Seoul still battle to return to some semblance of normalcy. Conditions are dismal. Children beg for food, and orphanages are teeming. Alice J. Kim, a Korean translator and typist for the American forces still sanctioned in the city, yearns for the life she used to live before her country was torn apart. Then Alice's boss makes an announcement-the American movie star Marilyn Monroe will be visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour, and Alice has been chosen as her translator. Though intrigued, Alice has few expectations of the job-what could she and a beautiful actress at the peak of her fame possibly have to talk about' Yet the Marilyn she meets, while just as dazzling and sensual as Alice expected, is also surprisingly approachable. As Marilyn's visit unfolds, Alice is forced into a reckoning with her own painful past. Moving and mesmerizing, The Starlet and the Spy is a beautiful portrayal of unexpected kinship between two very different women, and of the surprising connections that can change, or even save, a life.

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