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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: KOR EVFIC ANC2018
Title: Bad Friends
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Personal name: Ancc / Choi Kyung-jin (creator) and Hong, Janet (translator)
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015346 checked in 2023-09-01 15:44:07

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Everyday Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781770463295
Other physical details: paperback, softcover
Summary, etc. note: A story of the enduring quality of female friendship amid a gritty landscape of abuse Pearl is bad. She smokes, drinks, runs away from home, and has no qualms making her parents worry. Her mother and sister beg her to be a better student, sister, daughter; her beleaguered father expresses his concerns with his fists. Bad Friends is set in the 1990s in a South Korea torn between tradition and Western modernity and haunted by an air of generalized gloom. Cycles of abuse abound as the characters enact violence within their power structures: parents beat children, teachers beat students, older students beat younger students. But at each moment the duress verges on bleakness, Ancco pulls back with soft moments of friendship between Pearl and her best friend, Jeong-ae. What unfolds is a story of female friendship, a Ferrante-esque connection formed through youthful excess, malaise, and struggle that stays with the young women into adulthood. Served by a dry and precise line, Bad Friends viscerally captures the adolescent years of two young women who want and know they deserve something different, but, ultimately, are unable to follow through. In a culture where young women are at a systemic disadvantage, Ancco creates a testimonial to female friendship as a powerful tool for survival. Pearl forgets her worst adolescent memories, but she cannot ever shake the memory of her friendship with Jeong-ae during her most tumultuous years.
Expansion of summary note: Korea, Korean, BIPOC, PoC, people of colour, 1990s, South Korea, abuse, high school, domestic violence, violence against women, friendship, coming of age, mature content, adult content, sexuality, sex workers
Source of acquisition: Rotem Diamant
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: October, 2019
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