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

By Adam Johnson


An epic novel and an exciting literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a tender man’s trip throughout the icy waters, darkish tunnels, and eerie undercover agent chambers of the world’s such a lot mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.


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“The unmarried top paintings of fiction released [this 12 months] . . . The book’s crafty, aptitude and pathos are testaments to the still-formidable energy of the written word.”—The Wall highway Journal

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a misplaced mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs lengthy Tomorrows, a piece camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first style of strength, choosing which orphans devour first and so one can be lent out for guide exertions. famous for his loyalty and willing instincts, Jun Do involves the eye of superiors within the country, rises within the ranks, and begins on a street from which there'll be no return.

Considering himself “a humble citizen of the best kingdom within the world,” Jun Do turns into a qualified kidnapper who needs to navigate the transferring principles, arbitrary violence, and baffling calls for of his Korean overlords so as to remain alive. pushed to absolutely the restrict of what any individual may perhaps suffer, he boldly takes at the treacherous function of rival to Kim Jong Il in an try to store the girl he loves, solar Moon, a mythical actress “so natural, she didn’t be aware of what ravenous humans regarded like.”

Part breathless mystery, half tale of innocence misplaced, half tale of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son can be a riveting portrait of a global heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with starvation, corruption, and informal cruelty but in addition camaraderie, stolen moments of attractiveness, and love. A towering literary fulfillment, The Orphan Master’s Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small staff of today’s maximum writers.

Praise for The Orphan Masters Son

“An exquisitely crafted novel that contains the reader on an adventuresome trip into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the main intimate areas of the human heart.”—Pulitzer Prize citation

“Mr. Johnson has written a bold and memorable novel, a singular that not just opens a daunting window at the mysterious nation of North Korea, yet person who additionally excavates the very which means of affection and sacrifice.”—Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
“Rich with a feeling of discovery . . . The Orphan Master’s Son has an early lead on novel of [the year].”—The day-by-day Beast
“This is a unique worthy getting excited about.”The Washington Post
“[A] ripping piece of fiction that also is an astute statement at the nature of freedom, sacrifice, and glory.”Elle

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