Brothers under a Same Sky
Publication Year: 2013
Nam Ki finds refuge from the chaos and brutality of life as a soldier in his love for a young Korean woman, a Christian. He returns after the war to search for her and discovers she has become a prostitute. With his sense of reality shattered, Nam Ki must choose between his faith and all that he has witnessed in war-torn Korea. Brothers under a Same Sky explores the social and psychological turmoil experienced by Korean Americans during and after the war but, more important, it examines the individual’s decision to keep—or betray—a fundamental belief in human goodness. Set amid the social and political disruptions and forced separations that have characterized the history of modern Korea, this is the story of a struggle toward healing, unity, and perhaps a reconciliation between love and hatred.
Gary Pak is professor of English at the University of Hawai`i. His books include Children of a Fireland, A Ricepaper Airplane, and The Watcher of Waipuna and Other Stories.
Published by: University of Hawai'i Press
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T_his is sure hard to write you. But I have to. I have decided I cannot don’t see eye to eye. I think you know what I mean. T_his been build-ing up for long time now. I need to live on my own now. I know this is hard for you, for you to understand all this. I wish we had a father for raise us. But that is how it is. Can’t help it. But I know you can ...
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I writing to you at last. Sorry about this. I have been very busy with this war going on. I promise this will be a long letter. As long as my CO says not to move out. Just want to say I am OK. I hope every-thing is fine with you and your job. I hope Mama and you and our sisters are doing good. I pray for Mama and all of you every day. In ...
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First of all, I don’t really know how to talk to you, this being the first time that I’m talking or writing to my brother. I never had a brother, well, now I have one, but what I mean is that I never knew I had a brother until Dad told me that I had one. And I’m thirty-four years old. I guess anytime is a good time to know that you have a brother, ...
Publication Year: 2013