The Orphan Master's Son: Barack Obama’s Summer Reading Pick 2019
- WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
Young Pak Jun Do is convinced he is special. He knows he must be the unique son of the master of the orphanage, and definitely not some kid dumped by his parents. Surely it was obvious from the way his father singled him out for regular beating?
He finds his calling when he is picked as a spy and kidnapper for his nation, the glorious Democratic Republic of North Korea.
He knows he must find his true love, Sun Moon, the greatest opera star who ever lived, before it's too late.
He knows he's not like the other prisoners in the camp.
He's going to get out soon.
This hilarious, dark literary epic of a young boy's rise in North Korea from orphan to high-ranking officer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the National Book Award.
'An addictive novel of daring ingenuity' DAVID MITCHELL
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What to understand about North KoreaUser Review - jamienga - Overstock.com
I didnt want to read a book set in North Korea but Im glad that I did. It won a Pulitzer Prize and now I understand why. The narrative style confused me at first until I realized that it was part of ... Read full review
Review: The Orphan Master's SonUser Review - Anne - Goodreads
Definitely one of the best books I've read this year. It was chosen for my book club and I admit I was not enthused to read it. I assumed some long, depressing tale of work camps, starvation and ... Read full review