9780812982626

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

Johnson, Adam

ISBN 10: 0812982622 / 0-8129-8262-2
ISBN 13: 9780812982626
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • LONGLISTED FOR THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL • WINNER OF THE CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Plain Dealer • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Slate • Salon • BookPage • Shelf Awareness
 
“The single best work of fiction published in 2012 . . . The book’s cunning, flair and pathos are testaments to the still-formidable power of the written word.”—The Wall Street Journal

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 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.”

Praise for The Orphan Master’s Son

“An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.”—Pulitzer Prize citation

“A daring and remarkable novel.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Gripping . . . Deftly blending adventure, surreal comedy and Casablanca-style romance, the novel takes readers on a jolting ride through an Orwellian landscape of dubious identity and dangerous doublespeak.”San Jose Mercury News

“This is a novel worth getting excited about. . . . Adam Johnson has taken the papier-mâché creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable.”The Washington Post

“[A] brilliant and timely novel.”The Wall Street Journal

“Remarkable and heartbreaking . . . To [the] very short list of exceptional novels that also serve a humanitarian purpose The Orphan Master’s Son must now be added.”The New Republic

“A triumph of imagination . . . [Grade:] A.”Entertainment Weekly

“A spellbinding saga of subverted identity and an irrepressible love.”Vogue

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.


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Book Description: Random House. 1 Paperback(s), 2012. soft. Book Condition: New. (Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) The Orphan Master's Son is "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart," according to the Pulitzer Prize citation for Adam Johnson. The son of a lost mother (a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang) and a father who runs a work camp for orphans, Pak Jun Do is recognized as a loyal and talented servant to his country. He becomes a professional kidnapper, one who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive?until he sets himself against Kim Jong Il to save his beloved Sun Moon. But what is most unexpected, in Johnson's riveting portrait of a world made from hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty, is that one can also find camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love."A great novel can take implausible fact and turn it into entirely believable fiction. That's the genius of The Orphan Master's Son. Adam Johnson has taken the papier-mâché creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable. This is a novel worth getting excited about . I haven't liked a new novel this much in years. Johnson has painted in indelible colors the nightmare of Kim's North Korea. When English readers want to understand what it was about?how people lived and died inside a cult of personality that committed unspeakable crimes against its citizens?I hope they will turn to this carefully documented story. The happy surprise is that they will find it such a page turner."?Washington Post 443. Bookseller Inventory # 43511

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 132 mm. Brand New Book. WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST - DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE WINNER - LONGLISTED FOR THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION S ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL - WINNER OF THE CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker - The Washington Post - Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly - The Wall Street Journal - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Financial Times - Newsweek /The Daily Beast - The Plain Dealer - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Scott Turow, The Millions - Slate - Salon - BookPage - Shelf Awareness The single best work of fiction published [this year] . . . The book s cunning, flair and pathos are testaments to the still-formidable power of the written word. -- The Wall Street Journal 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 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. Praise for The Orphan Master s Son An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. --Pulitzer Prize citation A daring and remarkable novel. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Gripping . . . Deftly blending adventure, surreal comedy and Casablanca -style romance, the novel takes readers on a jolting ride through an Orwellian landscape of dubious identity and dangerous doublespeak. -- San Jose Mercury News This is a novel worth getting excited about. . . . Adam Johnson has taken the papier-mache creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable. -- The Washington Post [A] brilliant and timely novel. -- The Wall Street Journal Remarkable and heartbreaking . . . To [the] very short list of exceptional novels that also serve a humanitarian purpose The Orphan Master s Son must now be added. -- The New Republic A triumph of imagination . . . [Grade: ] A. -- Entertainment Weekly A spellbinding saga of subverted identity and an irrepressible love. -- Vogue Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780812982626

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST - DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE WINNER - LONGLISTED FOR THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION S ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL - WINNER OF THE CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker - The Washington Post - Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly - The Wall Street Journal - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Financial Times - Newsweek /The Daily Beast - The Plain Dealer - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Scott Turow, The Millions - Slate - Salon - BookPage - Shelf Awareness The single best work of fiction published [this year] . . . The book s cunning, flair and pathos are testaments to the still-formidable power of the written word. -- The Wall Street Journal 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 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. Praise for The Orphan Master s Son An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. --Pulitzer Prize citation A daring and remarkable novel. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Gripping . . . Deftly blending adventure, surreal comedy and Casablanca -style romance, the novel takes readers on a jolting ride through an Orwellian landscape of dubious identity and dangerous doublespeak. -- San Jose Mercury News This is a novel worth getting excited about. . . . Adam Johnson has taken the papier-mache creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable. -- The Washington Post [A] brilliant and timely novel. -- The Wall Street Journal Remarkable and heartbreaking . . . To [the] very short list of exceptional novels that also serve a humanitarian purpose The Orphan Master s Son must now be added. -- The New Republic A triumph of imagination . . . [Grade: ] A. -- Entertainment Weekly A spellbinding saga of subverted identity and an irrepressible love. -- Vogue Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780812982626

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