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The orphan master's son / Adam Johnson.

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Milford Public Library JOHNSON Adam (Text to phone) 34013077110487 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -

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Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: The biography of Jun Do -- Part two: The confessions of Commander Ga.
Summary, etc.:
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. Considering himself 'a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world, ' Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean 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.'
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2013.
Subject: Korea (North) > Fiction.
Motherless families > Fiction.
State-sponsored terrorism > Korea (North) > Fiction.
Large type books.
Totalitarianism > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction.
Large type books.

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