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The Orphan Master's Son 14 editions

Cover of: The Orphan Master's Son by 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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14 editions First published in 2012

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

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