The Orphan Master's Son
  • Author : Adam Johnson
  • Release Date : 01 July 2022
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN 13 : 9780812992793
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Book excerpt: The son of a singer mother whose career forcibly separated her from her family and an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il. By the author of Parasites Like Us.

The Orphan Master s Son

The Orphan Master s Son

Author : Adam Johnson
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Genre : Fiction
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The son of a singer mother whose career forcibly separated her from her family and an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il. By the author of ...

The Orphan Master s Son

The Orphan Master s Son

Author : Adam Johnson
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Genre : Fiction
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times bestselling novel of North Korea: an epic journey into the heart of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship. “Imagine Charles Dickens paying a visit to Pyongyang, and you see the canvas on which [Adam] Johnson is painting here.”—The Washington Post Pak Jun ...

The Orphan Master s Son

The Orphan Master s Son

Author : Adam Johnson
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times betselling novel of North Korea: an epic journey into the heart of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship. “Imagine Charles Dickens paying a visit to Pyongyang, and you see the canvas on which [Adam] Johnson is painting here.”—The Washington Post Pak Jun ...

Fortune Smiles

Fortune Smiles

Author : Adam Johnson
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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The National Book Award–winning story collection from the author of The Orphan Master’s Son offers something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world. “MASTERFUL.”—The Washington Post “ENTRANCING.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “PERCEPTIVE AND BRAVE.”—The New York Times Throughout these six stories, Pulitzer ...

Parasites Like Us

Parasites Like Us

Author : Adam Johnson
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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*The debut novel by the author of THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON: winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013 After trashing his cherry '72 Corvette, illegally breaking into an ancient burial site, and snacking on 12,000-year-old popcorn, Hank Hannah finds that he's inadvertently unleashed the apocalypse. Hank, a professor of anthropology ...

The Orphan Master s Son

The Orphan Master s Son

Author : Adam Johnson
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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The son of an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il....

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Author : Anthony Marra
Publisher : Hogarth
Genre : Fiction
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD AWARD • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco ...

The Antagonist

The Antagonist

Author : Lynn Coady
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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A piercing epistolary novel, The Antagonist explores, with wit and compassion, how the impressions of others shape, pervert, and flummox both our perceptions of ourselves and our very nature. Gordon Rankin Jr., aka “Rank,” thinks of himself as “King Midas in reverse”—and indeed misfortune seems to follow him at ...

The Fields

The Fields

Author : Erin Young
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Genre : Fiction
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A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young's The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest. Some things don't stay buried. It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms ...

Emporium

Emporium

Author : Adam Johnson
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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* By the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013 and the EFG/Sunday Times Best Short Story Award 2014 * 'An idiosyncratic and compelling voice' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times An ATF raid, a moonshot gone wrong, a busload of female cancer victims determined to live life to the fullest - these ...

Parasites Like Us

Parasites Like Us

Author : Adam Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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The debut novel by the author of The Orphan Master's Son (winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize) and the story collection Fortune Smiles (winner of the 2015 National Book Award) Hailed as "remarkable" by the New Yorker, Emporium earned Adam Johnson comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and T.C. Boyle. In his acclaimed ...

Every Falling Star

Every Falling Star

Author : Sungju Lee,Susan Elizabeth McClelland
Publisher : Abrams
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Written for a young audience, this intense memoir explores the harsh realities of life on the streets in contemporary North Korea. Every Falling Star is the memoir of Sungju Lee, who at the age of twelve was forced to live on the streets of North Korea and fend for himself. ...

How I Became a North Korean

How I Became a North Korean

Author : Krys Lee
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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"Lee takes us into urgent and emotional novelistic terrain: the desperate and tenuous realms defectors are forced to inhabit after escaping North Korea.” –Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master’s Son "The more confusing and horrible our world becomes, the more critical the role of fiction in communicating both ...

The Point of Poetry

The Point of Poetry

Author : Joe Nutt
Publisher : Unbound Publishing
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What’s the point of poetry? It’s a question asked in classrooms all over the world, but it rarely receives a satisfactory answer. Which is why so many people, who read all kinds of books, never read poetry after leaving school. Exploring twenty-two works from poets as varied as ...

The Orphan Girl

The Orphan Girl

Author : Lindsey Hutchinson
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Genre : Fiction
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Beloved author Lindsey Hutchinson is back with another novel of triumph over adversity set in the heart of a Black Country community. Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Lyn Andrews. Taken into service, orphan Lily Rae has heard all the stories about what entitled masters think their pretty maid's ...