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The Orphan Master's Son

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best 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 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."
 
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.


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June 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Orphan Masters Son (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 1-4104-4828-2 / 978-1-4104-4828-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 0-85752-055-5 / 978-0-85752-055-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize - Fiction)
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 0-8129-9279-2 / 978-0-8129-9279-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 0-679-64399-0 / 0352040000664 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 0-85752-056-3 / 978-0-85752-056-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 0-552-77825-7 / 978-0-552-77825-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 0-8129-8262-2 / 978-0-8129-8262-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Orphan Master's Son (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 0-307-93971-5 / 978-0-307-93971-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Johnson
ISBN: 0-307-93969-3 / 978-0-307-93969-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea
Author(s): Adam Johnson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea
Author(s): Adam Johnson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son
Author(s): Adam Johnson
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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Title: The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Author(s): Adam Johnson
Publisher: Random House
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