The Starlet and the Spy
"With great care and mastery of poetic language, translator Kim brings Lee's novel to English-language readers."
"Lauded Korean translator Kim again enables anglophone audiences resonating access."
“This story of the unlikely meeting of two vulnerable women is a beautifully woven page turner. The battle-weary woman and the pin-up girl who meet, connect, separate: each changed by the brief union.”
—Heather Morris, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz
"Lee's touching examination of the long shadow of war cast over one woman will leave readers intensely moved."
“The Starlet and the Spy explores war and survival, grief and guilt, and our complicated relationship with beauty. This poetically translated, richly imagined novel provides a moving, thought-provoking glimpse into a fascinating moment in history.”
—Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Race for Paris
"A raw, emotionally heightened novel about Korea's largely unstoried legacy of grief."
"Spare and powerful."
--The Mail on Sunday
"A bone-chilling read."
"A necessary and timely act of reclamation and remembrance for the so-called Forgotten War."
--The Irish Times