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The orphan master's son

Son of an influential father, Pak Jun Do rises through the ranks in North Korea to a life of espionage, kidnapping, and torture, and eventually falls for the dictator's favorite actress.

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  • "Orphan master's son"@pl
  • "The orphan master's son"@it

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  • "Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother--a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang--and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return. Considering himself "a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world," Jun Do 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 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.""
  • "Na een ellendige jeugd weet een jongeman snel op te klimmen in de Democratische Volksrepubliek Korea."
  • "This novel follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. 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. Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother, a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang, and a father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return. Considering himself 'a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world, ' Jun Do 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 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.'"
  • "Son of an influential father, Pak Jun Do rises through the ranks in North Korea to a life of espionage, kidnapping, and torture, and eventually falls for the dictator's favorite actress."@en
  • "The work deals with intertwined themes of propaganda, identity and state power in North Korea."
  • "Pak Jun Do hat noch nie einen Film gesehen, kaum je ein Werbeplakat, er findet es merkwürdig, dass woanders Leute Tiere im Haus halten, und wundert sich über Maschinen, die Geld auswerfen. Er kennt keine Ironie, keine Kunst, keine Mode und keine Magazine. Aufgewachsen im nordkoreanischen Waisenhaus >>Frohe Zukunft<<, ist er ein winziges Rädchen im großen Getriebe der absurd-grausamen Herrschaft des >>Geliebten Führers<< Kim Jong Il. Nur ein falsches Wort kann jeden sofort ins Lager bringen. Doch mit der Zeit beginnt Jun Do an etwas zu glauben, was stärker ist als Staatstreue: Freundschaft und Liebe. Als er die Schauspielerin Sun Moon trifft, lernt er das bedingungslose Vertrauen in einen anderen Menschen kennen. Und nur dafür lohnt es sich zu überleben. Adam Johnsons kühner Nordkorea-Roman ist ein wahres Feuerwerk der Erzählkunst, eine wahnwitzige Geschichte über Freiheit, Wahrheit und Identität. Er ist ebenso die Geschichte verlorener Unschuld wie Spionagethriller und Liebesroman, bevölkert von eigenwilligen, schrägen Figuren - poetisch, erschütternd und unvergesslich."
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "Pak Jun Do knows he is special. He knows he must be the son of the master of the orphanage, not some kid dumped by his parents - it was obvious from the way his father singled him out for beatings. He knows he is special when he is picked as a spy and kidnapper for his country, the glorious Democratic Republic of North Korea."@en
  • ""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.""
  • "Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother -- a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang -- and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return. Considering himself 'a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,' Jun Do 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 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.'"
  • "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. Citizens of our beloved Democratic Republic of North Korea! Imagine the life of an orphan boy plucked from nowhere to be trained as a tunnel assassin, a kidnapper, a spy.He has no father but the State, no sweetheart but Sun Moon, the greatest opera star who ever lived, whose face is tattooed on his chest.Imagine he lives in our very own country, a model of exemplary Communism. A nation that is the envy of the world, especially the Americans. Where the only stories people need to hear are those blasting out of loudspeakers to the glory of our dear Leader, Kim Jong il.Citizens! Who is this individual? What is his story? Pak Jun Do is his name: wrestler of sharks, envoy to Texan barbecues, imposter extraordinaire, whose tale has only come to light through the talents and stamina of our most patriotic interrogators."@en

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  • "Romans (teksten)"@en
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Political fiction"@en
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "American fiction"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl
  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Downloadable e-Books"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Americké romány"
  • "Suspense fiction"@en
  • "Suspense fiction"
  • "Livres numériques"
  • "Miscellaneous fiction"

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  • "La vie volée de Jun Do"
  • "The Orphan Master's Son"
  • "Sinot na upravnikot na siropitališteto : roman"
  • "Syn zarządcy sierocińca"@pl
  • "Syn zarządcy sierocińca"
  • "Orphan master's son"
  • "The orphan master's son"@en
  • "The orphan master's son"
  • "沒有名字的人"
  • "Syn správce sirotčince"
  • "The Orphan master#x00B4;s son : a novel"
  • "De stjålne liv : roman"@da
  • "Mei you ming zi de ren"
  • "The orphan's master's son"
  • "Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do Roman"
  • "The orphan master's son : a novel"
  • "The orphan master's son : a novel"@en
  • "Il signore degli orfani"@it
  • "Il signore degli orfani"
  • "Gospodarevo siroče"
  • "Yetimlerin efendisi'nin oğlu"
  • "Gestolen leven"
  • "The orphan master's son a novel"
  • "The orphan master's son a novel"@en

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