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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 through the japanese army in the course of global struggle II. This haunting tale is narrated through Soon-ah, a Korean schoolgirl whose lifestyles is shattered whilst Emperor Hirohito’s squaddies abduct her from her village and send her and her schoolmates to a “house of leisure” within the South Pacific. right here, on an island with surreal good looks, Soon-ah is compelled into prostitution as a “comfort lady” 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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