The Orphan Master's Son

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The Orphan Master's Son The Orphan Master's Son

by Adam Johnson

Genre: Fiction

Published: 2012

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An epic novel that elevates its acclaimed author to a whole new level, The Orphan Master's Son is a stunning work of fiction that follows a young man's undercover journey in the world's 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 runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return--and that can end only in freedom or death.Considering himself "a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world," Jun Do becomes a tunnel soldier, trained in the art of zero-light combat, then a professional kidnapper who in turn lies low and lets others impose identities...

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