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The Orphan Master's Sonby Adam Johnson

"The Orphan Master's Son" is a novel written by Adam Johnson, first published in 2012. The novel is set in North Korea and tells the story of a man named Pak Jun Do, who is taken from an orphanage and trained as a kidnapper, torturer, and spy. The book explores themes of identity, power, and the human cost of living under a dictatorship. The novel was well-received by critics, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It is a New York Times Bestseller and has been translated into several languages. The story is set in North Korea, and follows the life of Pak Jun Do, who is taken from an orphanage and trained as a kidnapper, torturer and spy. The novel explores his experiences and his struggles as he navigates the brutal and oppressive regime of North Korea. The novel is a portrayal of the human cost of living under a dictatorship, and it explores themes of identity, power, and the impact of politics on individual lives. The story is a blend of fact and fiction, and it provides an insight into the inner workings of North Korea, a country that is shrouded in secrecy.


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