When Spring Comes to the DMZ
Uk-bae Lee, Plough (MARCH) Hardcover $17.95 (40pp), 978-0-87486-972-9
Separating North and South Korea, the demilitarized zone reaches 154 miles from sea to sea and has gradually become home to otters, seals, mountain goats, water deer, and more. Softly drawn yet powerful images uncover a peaceful wildlife refuge thriving naturally despite harsh razor wire, marching soldiers, and heavy tanks. As the seasons pass, a grandfather observes the natural beauty while mourning the divide that keeps him from returning to his home across the DMZ.