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The Orphan Master's Son
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. Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. A towering literary achievement, The Orphan Master’s Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of today’s greatest writers.
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Paper
Lajityypit
General Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fiction and Literature
Tarjoaja
Random House (Kustantaja)
(User: EGREBER)
Erä
September 2011
Starts: 2011-09-05
Valmis: 2011-09-26
On Sale
2012-01-10
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Yhdysvallat
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Book InformationLibraryThing Work Page
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39 arvosteli, 8 marked received
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