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A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea

Author: Masaji Ishikawa; Risa Kobayashi; Martin Brown
Publisher: Seattle : AmazonCrossing, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by promises of abundant work, education for his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Masaji Ishikawa; Masaji Ishikawa; Masaji Ishikawa
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Masaji Ishikawa; Risa Kobayashi; Martin Brown
ISBN: 9781503936904 1503936902 9781542047197 1542047196
OCLC Number: 1014436663
Notes: Previously published in Japan in 2000. Translated from Japanese by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown. originally published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2017.
Description: 159 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Masaji Ishikawa ; translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown.

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"Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by promises of abundant work, education for his children, and a higher station in society. But the reality of their new life was far from utopian. A memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal thirty-six years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime, as well as the challenges he faced repatriating to Japan after barely escaping North Korea with his life."--Publisher's description.

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