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Orphan Master's Son - 12 edition

Orphan Master`s Son (ISBN10: 0812982622; ISBN13: 9780812982626)
ISBN13: 978-0812982626
ISBN10: 0812982622

Summary: NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

''A daring and remarkable novel.''-Michiko Kakutani,The New York Times

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother-a singer ''stolen'' to Pyongyang-and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the state soon recognize the boy's loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself ''a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,'' Jun Do rises in the ranks. H
e 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.''

In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.

''Gripping . . . Deftly blending adventure, surreal comedy andCasablanca-style romance, the novel takes readers on a jolting ride through an Orwellian landscape of dubious identity and dangerous doublespeak.''-San Jose Mercury News

''This is a novel worth getting excited about. . . . Adam Johnson has taken the papier-m che creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable.''-The Washington Post

''[A] brilliant and timely novel.''-The Wall Street Journal

''Remarkable and heartbreaking . . . To [t
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Summary: NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

''A daring and remarkable novel.''-Michiko Kakutani,The New York Times

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother-a singer ''stolen'' to Pyongyang-and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the state soon recognize the boy's loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself ''a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,'' Jun Do rises in the ranks. He 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.''

In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.

''Gripping . . . Deftly blending adventure, surreal comedy andCasablanca-style romance, the novel takes readers on a jolting ride through an Orwellian landscape of dubious identity and dangerous doublespeak.''-San Jose Mercury News

''This is a novel worth getting excited about. . . . Adam Johnson has taken the papier-m che creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable.''-The Washington Post

''[A] brilliant and timely novel.''-The Wall Street Journal

''Remarkable and heartbreaking . . . To [t ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 12
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Times Books
Published: 08/07/2012
International: No



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