In this classic tale, Richard E. Kim paints
seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the
height of the Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. Taking its title from
the grim fact that the occupiers forced the Koreans to renounce their
own names and adopt Japanese names instead, the book follows one Korean
family through the Japanese occupation to the surrender of the Japanese
empire. Lost Names is at once a loving memory of family and a vivid portrayal of life in a time of anguish.