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The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master's Son

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Hardcover, Wheeler Publishing, 2012, ISBN13 9781410448286, ISBN10 1410448282
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Hardcover, Wheeler Publishing, 2012, ISBN13 9781410448286, ISBN10 1410448282

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Hardcover, Wheeler Publishing, 2012, ISBN13 9781410448286, ISBN10 1410448282

"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.
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 didn't know what starving people looked like."
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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Number of Pages: 781
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Johnson, Adam
Is Large Print: Y
Series Title: Wheeler Large Print Book Series
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
Publication Date: June, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781410448286
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 9.00 x 1.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1410448282
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