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The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

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Johnson, Adam
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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 boys 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 didnt know what starving people looked like.

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