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How I Became a North Korean
Author: Krys Lee

ISBN: 9780571276219
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24 August 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.3 x 2.0
The debut novel from Krys Lee, author of the much-loved story collection, Drifting House.

'This is one of the best books I've read in a good long while. Krys Lee inhabits three wildly different individuals with precision and heart. While North Korea is at the center of the novel, the themes of love, family and our debt to our fellow human beings will resonate universally.' Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story and Little Failure

Yongju is an accomplished student from one of North Korea's most prominent families. Jangmi, on the other hand, has had to fend for herself since childhood, most recently by smuggling goods across the border. Danny is a Chinese-American teenager of Korean descent whose parents left China when he was nine; his quirks and precocious intelligence have long marked him as an outcast among his peers, and he yearns for the China of his youth.

These three disparate lives converge when each of them travels to the region where China borders North Korea -- Danny to visit his mother, who is working as a missionary the...

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