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Orphan Master's Son

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ISBN-10: 0812982622

ISBN-13: 9780812982626

Edition: N/A

Authors: Adam Johnson

List price: $23.00
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NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER “A daring and remarkable novel.”—Michiko Kakutani,The New York Times 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 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 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…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Adam Johnson was born on July 12, 1967 in South Dakota and raised in Arizona. He earned a BA in Journalism from Arizona State University in 1992; a MFA from the writing program at McNeese State University, where he was a classmate of the writer Neil Connelly, in 1996; and a PhD in English from Florida State University in 2000. Johnson is currently a San Francisco writer and associate professor in creative writing at Stanford University. He founded the Stanford Graphic Novel Project and was named "one of the nation's most influential and imaginative college professors" by Playboy Magazine. Johnson is the author of the novel The Orphan Master's Son 2012, which Michiko Kakutani, writing in The…