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Compelling read, couldn't put it down
on May 1, 2016
I really got a hangover from this book! I have thought about it many times since finishing it. How does any international human trafficking exist in this day and age? How did this author do his research? I think author Jones has left an opening for a sequel and I for one, hope he does.It was an eye opening fictional work re No. Korean daily life, kidnapping of uneducated naive orphans for the sex trade plied via the internet as well as in sleazy clubs. I felt as if I too was being held captive until the end. And the end posed another common problem...the issue of homelessness in our society.There was compassion by agency workers, but they didn't ask the right questions, or their questions were not understood because of the language barrier, and of course the main character was afraid to tell her story for fear of being sent back to be punished in N. Korea. (The story ends in Seattle).
This was written by a 30 something living on Molokai. It was my Book Club's selection by a member who knows the author. I might not have ever heard of this book were it not for the Book Club. There is so much to discuss! Great choice for a BC.