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About the Book

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 North Korean 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 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.

About the Edition

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 North Korean 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 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.”

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Table of Contents

Part one. The biography of Jun Do --
Part two. The confessions of Commander Ga.

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2012

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3610.O3 O76 2012
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2011013410

The Physical Object

Format
Trade Paperback

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25154744M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780812982626
ISBN 10
0812982622
ISBN 13
9780812982626
OCLC/WorldCat
1034977183
Google
RP6nBwYd8z0C
Goodreads
44631668
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