The Orphan Master's SonBook - 2012
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"This is a brilliant book, winning the Pulitzer Prize a few years ago. It is so fascinating and very timely as itis a (barely ) fictionalized book about North Korea and everyday life. The characters are amazing and it is a story involving many layers. It would be great for discussion as it i... Read More »
The Orphan Master's Son is a 2012 novel by American author Adam Johnson. It deals with intertwined themes of propaganda, identity and state power in North Korea. The novel was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. An amazing read.
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Johnson's narrative portrays his hero as he makes his way through a minefield of corruption and violence, eventually giving his all so that his loved ones might have a better life. VERDICT Readers who enjoy a fast-paced political thriller will welcome this wild ride through the amazingly conflicted world that exists within the heavily guarded confines of North Korea. Highly recommended
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