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The Resource The girl with seven names : a North Korean defector's story, Hyeonseo Lee with David John

The girl with seven names : a North Korean defector's story, Hyeonseo Lee with David John

Label
The girl with seven names : a North Korean defector's story
Title
The girl with seven names
Title remainder
a North Korean defector's story
Statement of responsibility
Hyeonseo Lee with David John
Title variation
North Korean defector's story
Title variation remainder
a North Korean defectors story
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Contributor
Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told "the best on the planet"? Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family. She could not return, since rumours of her escape were spreading, and she and her family could incur the punishments of the government authorities - involving imprisonment, torture, and possible public execution. Hyeonseo instead remained in China and rapidly learned Chinese in an effort to adapt and survive. Twelve years and two lifetimes later, she would return to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea, on one of the most arduous, costly and dangerous journeys imaginable. This is the unique story not only of Hyeonseo's escape from the darkness into the light, but also of her coming of age, education and the resolve she found to rebuild her life - not once, but twice - first in China, then in South Korea. Strong, brave and eloquent, this memoir is a triumph of her remarkable spirit
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10438104
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Lee, Hyeonseo
Dewey number
951.93051092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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John, David
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True
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  • Lee, Hyeonseo
  • Defectors
  • Defectors
  • Communism
Target audience
adult
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a North Korean defector's story
Label
The girl with seven names : a North Korean defector's story, Hyeonseo Lee with David John
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054929563
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007554843
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits (chiefly colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)911444083
Label
The girl with seven names : a North Korean defector's story, Hyeonseo Lee with David John
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054929563
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007554843
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits (chiefly colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)911444083

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