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Nothing to envy : ordinary lives in North Korea

Author: Barbara Demick
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Demick
ISBN: 9780385523905 0385523904
OCLC Number: 229027465
Awards: Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, 2010.
Description: xii, 314 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Holding hands in the dark --
Tainted blood --
The true believer --
Fade to black --
Victorian romance --
Twilight of the god --
Two beer bottles for your IV --
The accordian and the blackboard --
The good die first --
Mothers of invention --
Wandering swallows --
Sweet disorder --
Frogs in the well --
The river --
Epiphany --
The bartered bride --
Open your eyes, shut your mouth --
The promised land --
Strangers in the homeland --
Reunions --
Epilogue : Waiting.
Responsibility: Barbara Demick.

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Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

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