Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

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
...show more
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



List Price: $16.00
Used $4.00
Used
Save $12.00 (75%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 17 hours and 24 minutes and it ships by Noon CT Monday!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

138 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Orphan Master's Son
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (138)  |  New (22)  |  Like New (3)  |  Very Good (22)  |  Good (80)  |  Acceptable (11)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$4.00
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$10.57
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Clean Earth Books
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.4
Fair FREE TRACKING/DELIVERY CONFIRMATION ON ALL ORDERS! ! A used book that may have some cosmetic wear (i.e. shelf-wear, slightly torn or missing dust jacket, dented corner...) All text in great sha ...show morepe! Ships Safe, Secure, & Fast! 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! ...show less
$2.79
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Pre-OwnedBooks
Morgantown, WV
Seller Rating: 5
2012 Paperback Good Ships same or next business day. We ship to APO/FPO. Choose Expedited shipping and receive in 1-5 business days.
$2.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
The Salvation Army
Seattle, WA
Seller Rating: 0
Good Used-Good.
$2.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Friends of the Phoenix Library
Phoenix, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.63
2012 Paperback Good 100% of this purchase will support literacy programs through a nonprofit organization!
$2.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Dream Books Company, LLC
Englewood, CO
Seller Rating: 4.61
2012 Paperback Good Used book with normal wear and tear and may contain writing. Stock photo may be different from actual book cover.
$3.45
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Novel and Classic
Campbell, CA
Seller Rating: 3
New York, NY 2012 Trade paperback Very good. Minor shelf wear, crisp pages Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 456 p. Audience: General/trade. Alternate cover, face at top left, city scape at botto ...show morem, orange field with black and white writing ...show less
$3.58
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
This copy shows very minor wear. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$3.74
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Bedford
Bedford, TX
Seller Rating: 5
2012 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$3.89
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Chesterfield
Chesterfield, MO
Seller Rating: 4.83
2012 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
Page:   < Previous   |     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close