Join us on November 4th, 2013 at 6:00 PM to discuss The Orphan Master’s Son 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 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 professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive.
The Orphan Master’s Son is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.