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The Orphan Master's Son 18 editions

Cover of: The Orphan Master's Son | Adam Johnson
About the Book

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 North Korean 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 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.”

Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.
--http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/212862/

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18 editions First published in 2012

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Син начальника сиріт
Син начальника сиріт
2016, Книжковий Клуб «Клуб Сімейного Дозвілля
Hardcover in Ukrainian
Cover of: La Vie volée de Jun Do
La Vie volée de Jun Do
2014, Éditions de l'Olivier
Ebook in French
Cover of: Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do
Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do
2014, Suhrkamp
Paperback in German
Cover of: Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do
Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do
2014, Suhrkamp
Ebook in German
Cover of: Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do
Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do
2013, Suhrkamp
Hardcover in German
Cover of: Povestea lui Jun Do
Povestea lui Jun Do
2013, Polirom
Paperback in Romanian
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The Orphan Master’s Son
2013, Black Swan / Transworld
Paperback in English
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Random House
in English - First Edition
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Random House
Ebook in English - Random House Readers' Circle Edition
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Doubleday
Paperback in English
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Doubleday
Hardcover in English
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Random House Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback in English - Random House Readers' Circle Edition
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Random House
Ebook in English - Random House Readers' Circle Edition
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Random House
Hardcover in English - First Edition (US/CAN)
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Random House
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.
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The Orphan Master's Son
2012, Wheeler Publishing
in English
Cover of: Gestolen leven
Gestolen leven
2012 February, Signatuur
Ebook in Dutch
Cover of: El huérfano
El huérfano
2014 June, Seix Barral
Paperback in Spanish

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