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The Orphan Master's Son
Author: Adam Johnson

ISBN: 9780552778251
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 2 April 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 4.1
Prize-winning American fiction - The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's epic journey through the world's most secretative state, North Korea - for fans of David Mitchell

Citizens of our beloved Democratic Republic of North Korea! Imagine the life of an orphan boy from nowhere who is plucked from his orphanage by the military, to be trained as a tunnel assassin, a kidnapper, a spy.

He has no father but the State, no sweetheart but Sun Moon, the greatest opera star who ever lived, whose face is tattooed on his chest.

Imagine he lives in our very own country, a model of exemplary Communism. A nation that is the envy of the world, especially the Americans. Where the only human stories people need to hear are those blasting out of loudspeakers to the glory of our dear Leader, Kim Jong il.

Citizens! Who is this individual? What is his story? Who will remember him?

Pak Jun Do is his name: wrestler of sharks, envoy to Texan barbecues, imposter extraordinaire, whose murderous biography has only co...

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