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The Orphan Master's Son

A Novel

by Adam Johnson

The Orphan Master's Son
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    Jan 2012, 464 pages
    Aug 2012, 480 pages

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Michele W. (Kiawah Island, SC) (10/13/11)

Trauma narrative
Adam Johnson describes his new book, The Orphan Master's Son as a trauma narrative, and it is. But it's also beautifully complex, densely plotted and peopled with memorable characters struggling to live in the twisted world of the Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. It's horrifying, exciting, touching, funny, demanding, and impossible to describe adequately in 50 words. If you love David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas or The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, I believe you will adore The Orphan Master's Son.

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