Join hosts Gazillion Strong, Adoptee Solidarity Korea-Los (ASK LosAngeles), and Kollaboration-LA at GiantRobot Store’s GR2 Gallery (2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025) as they host author Soojung Jo!
Soojung will read from her powerful book Ghost of Sangju: A Memoir of Reconciliation, which Lee Herrick calls “a brilliant and cinematic debut, heart-wrenching and triumphant, liberating and expansive.” Soon-to-be announced special guests will also perform and read as well.
Ghost of Sangju will be available for purchase at the event.
Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
About Soojung Jo: Soojung Jo was born in South Korea to a family that held her for 3 years, then she was adopted by an American family who raised her to adulthood. Her Korean family found her in 2013 after many years of searching, and both her families met later that year. She is also a mother through both biology and adoption.
Soojung lives with with her husband and four children in Southern California. Visit her at www.soojungjo.com.
About Ghost of Sangju: Ghost of Sangju takes readers through Soojung’s childhood in Kentucky filled with joy, family, friendship—and the loneliness of being marked as an outsider even in her own home. Alternating between humor and heartbreak, she offers a glimpse into a life foreign to most: that of a West Point cadet and her return to South Korea, the country that had once sent her away. Soojung vividly paints a portrait of marriage, parenthood (as both a biological and adoptive mother) and the tumultuous emotions of reuniting, rediscovering, and reestablishing lost familial bonds. More than an adoption story, Ghost of Sangju is a story of one woman’s journey to merge her two selves, and the universal search for self-discovery, identity, and reconciliation.