The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel

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Hardcover, Random House Inc, 2012, ISBN13 9780812992793, ISBN10 0812992792

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Masters Son follows a young mans journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the worlds most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST LONGLISTED FOR THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER OF THE CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Washington Post Entertainment Weekly The Wall Street Journal Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle Financial Times Newsweek/The Daily Beast The Plain Dealer St. Louis Post-Dispatch Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Slate Salon BookPage Shelf Awareness

The single best work of fiction published in 2012... The books cunning, flair and pathos are testaments to the still-formidable power of the written word. The Wall Street Journal

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mothera 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.

Considering himself a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world, Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress so pure, she didnt know what starving people looked like.

Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Masters 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 Masters Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of todays greatest writers.

Praise for The Orphan Master s Son

An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. Pulitzer Prize citation

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 Masters 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

Specifications

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publish Date: Jan 10, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780812992793
ISBN-10: 0812992792
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 464
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.74
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.4 x 6.6 x 1.2
Walmart No.: 9780812992793
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