The Orphan Master's Son Author:Adam Johnson Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother - a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang-and as influential father who runs a work camp for orphans.Superiors in the North Korean state soon recognize the boy's 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 p... more »rofessional 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 of 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."
In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting prortrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.« less