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How I Became a North Korean

How I Became a North Korean

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How I Became a North Korean

How I Became a North Korean

Audio Library Digital

08/07/2018

391 minutes

9781974904839

Audio Retail Digital

08/07/2018

391 minutes

9781974904846

Audio CD

08/07/2018

6 Audio CD

391 minutes

9781974904815

Audio MP3 CD

08/07/2018

1 Audio MP3 CD

391 minutes

9781974904853

Playaway

08/07/2018

391 minutes

9781974904860

Playaway

08/07/2018

391 minutes

9781974951505

Description:

Yongju is an accomplished student from one of North Korea's most prominent families. Jangmi has had to fend for herself since childhood, most recently by smuggling goods across the border. Danny is a Chinese-American teenager of North Korean descent whose quirks and precocious intelligence have long marked him as an outcast in his California high school. These three disparate lives converge when each of them travels to the region where China borders North Korea-Danny, to visit his mother, who is working as a missionary there, after a humiliating incident keeps him out of school; Yongju, to escape persecution after his father is killed at the hands of the Dear Leader himself; and Jangmi, to protect her unborn child. As they struggle to survive in a place where danger seems to close in on all sides, they come to form a kind of adopted family. But will Yongju, Jangmi, and Danny find their way to the better lives they risked everything for?

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An extraordinary narrative that is both contemporary testimony and literary achievement...[Krys Lee is] one of the most elegant, impeccable voices of her youthful generation. Devotees of authors...including Jhumpa Lahiri and Adam Johnson will certainly be blessed to discover Lee's work., Library Journal

Haunting...A vivid and harrowing read., Publishers Weekly

Listeners will enjoy moving from one character to another as the chapters jump between their various dilemmas, AudioFile

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