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The Resource How I became a North Korean, Krys Lee

How I became a North Korean, Krys Lee

Label
How I became a North Korean
Title
How I became a North Korean
Statement of responsibility
Krys Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yongju is an accomplished student from one of North Korea's most prominent families. Jangmi, on the other hand, has had to fend for herself since childhood, most recently by smuggling goods across the border. Danny is a Chinese-American teenager of Korean descent whose parents left China when he was nine; his quirks and precocious intelligence have long marked him as an outcast among his peers, and he yearns for the China of his youth. These three disparate lives converge when each of them travels to the region where China borders North Korea - Danny to visit his mother, who is working as a missionary there; Yongju to escape persecution after his father is killed at the hands of the Dear Leader himself; and Jangmi to protect her unborn child. As they struggle to survive in a place where danger seems to close in on all sides, in the form of government informants, husbands, thieves, abductors, and even missionaries, they come to form a kind of adopted family. The novel transports the reader to one of the most complex and threatening environments in the world, and explores how humanity persists even in the most dire of circumstances
Summary
An accomplished student from a prominent North Korean family, a disadvantaged youth who smuggles goods to survive and an outcast Chinese-American teen forge family-like ties when circumstances bring them together on the volatile border of China and North Korea
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10518934
Cataloging source
NLE
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Lee, Krys
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Koreans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Koreans
  • Asian Americans
  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
How I became a North Korean, Krys Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058599123
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780571276219
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956523296
Label
How I became a North Korean, Krys Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058599123
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780571276219
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956523296

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