The Orphan Master's SonLarge Print - 2012
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multcolib_darceem Dec 26, 2014
An extraordinarily realistic and intricate Pulitzer Prize winning novel set in North Korea. Filled with unforgetable characters and unexpected plot turns. It's also really good on audio.
multcolib_alisonk Apr 29, 2014
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.
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE 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.
multcolib_recommends1 Apr 25, 2013
The Orphan Masters Son" follows a young mans journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the worlds 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 r... Read More »
Multcolib_Research Apr 24, 2013
An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.
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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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