The Orphan Master's Son (Hardcover)

By Adam Johnson

Wheeler Publishing, 9781410448286, 781pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/9/2012)
Paperback (8/7/2012)
Hardcover (1/10/2012)
CD-Audio (1/10/2012)
Paperback, Chinese (9/4/2014)
Paperback (2/1/2013)
Hardcover (2/1/2012)
Paperback (1/1/2012)

List Price: 30.99*
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Fall '12 Reading Group List

“Sometimes we say that a book tries to be too many things. This thought-provoking novel is many things -- an adventure tale, an examination of identity and the nature of the self, a meta-narrative, a political novel, a love story, a survivor story, and more -- and it succeeds on all counts. Like the works of David Mitchell, The Orphan Master's Son is at once a joy to read, a challenging work, and, ultimately, a terrific and satisfying story.”
— Mark LaFramboise, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC
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January 2012 Indie Next List

“Sometimes we say that a book tries to be too many things. This thought-provoking novel is many things - an adventure tale, an examination of identity and the nature of the self, a meta-narrative, a political novel, a love story, a survivor story, and more - and it succeeds on all counts. Like the works of David Mitchell, The Orphan Master's Son is at once a joy to read, a challenging work, and ultimately, a terrific and satisfying story.”
— Mark LaFramboise, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC
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Description

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, "The Orphan Master's Son" follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.