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Beasts of a Little Land Reading Guide

Sweeping through decades of Korean history, Juhea Kim’s debut novel charts the intersecting fates of Jade and JungHo, two characters whose lives are brought together against a background of occupation and war. From the perfumed chambers of Miss Sil- ver’s courtesan school to the frozen forests of Manchuria and the glamorous cafés of a modernizing Seoul, Beasts of a Little Land is a richly historical, romantic story of love and resilience.

Dive deeper into the world and themes of the book with this Reading Guide, designed to support your book group’s discussion of the novel.


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