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The Boy Who Escaped Paradise

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
An astonishing story of the mysteries, truths, and deceptions that follow the odyssey of Ahn Gil-mo, a young math savant, as he escapes from the most isolated country in the world and searches for the only family he has left

An unidentified body is discovered in New York City, with numbers and symbols are written in blood near the corpse. Gil-mo, a North Korean national who interprets the world through numbers, formulas, and mathematical theories, is arrested on the spot. Angela, a CIA operative, is assigned to gain his trust and access his unique thought-process.

The enigmatic Gil-mo used to have a quiet life back in Pyongyang. But when his father, a preeminent doctor is discovered to be a secret Christian, he is subsequently incarcerated along with Gilmo, in a political prison overseen by a harsh, cruel warden.

There, Gilmo meets the spirited Yeong-ae, who becomes his only friend. When Yeong--ae manages to escape, Gil-mo flees to track her down. He uses his peculiar gifts to navigate betrayal and the criminal underworld of east Asia - a world wholly alien to everything he's ever known.

In The Boy Who Escaped Paradise, celebrated author J. M. Lee delves into a hidden world filled with vivid characters trapped by ideology, greed, and despair. Gil-mo's saga forces the reader to question the line between good and evil, truth and falsehood, captivity and freedom.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boy Who Escaped Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): J M Lee
ISBN: 1-68177-252-3 / 978-1-68177-252-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Escaped Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): J M Lee
ISBN: 1-68177-623-5 / 978-1-68177-623-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Audio Editions

February 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Boy Who Escaped Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): J M Lee
ISBN: 1-69056-647-7 / 978-1-69056-647-2 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Boy Who Escaped Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): J M Lee
ISBN: 1-69056-651-5 / 978-1-69056-651-9 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Boy Who Escaped Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): J M Lee
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February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Boy Who Escaped Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): J M Lee
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy Who Escaped Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): J M Lee
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU