The Orphan Master's Son
A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
by Adam Johnson
Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—-a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—-and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the North Korean state soon recognize the boy’s loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do rises in the ranks. He becomes a profe...