John Patrick Bishop

John Patrick Bishop is a Washington DC-based writer whose fiction has appeared in numerous magazines. A former journalist, his travel writing has been published in the New York Times (Nov. 6, 2011). He spent half of his life in Asia and is a paraglider pilot.

Chaesa

By John Patrick Bishop

Hyun-ae’s family stayed on after most of the village had fled south. They weren’t sympathizers like the other holdouts. One year before, they’d brought Father’s body home from the tuberculosis ward and orphanage run by Catholic priests in Kwangju.