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The Orphan Master's Son

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812992793
Author(s): Adam Johnson
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2012
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 464

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"Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice." - Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"

"RIch with a sense of discovery...The year is young, but "The Orphan Master's Son" has an early lead on novel of 2012." - "The Daily Beast"

"This is a novel worth getting excited about." - "The Washington Post"

" A] ripping piece of fiction that is also an astute commentary on the nature of freedom, sacrifice, and glory." - "Elle"

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, "The Orphan Master's Son" follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.
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