Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee : a look inside North Korea / Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee.
1 current hold with 1 total copy.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|North Bay Public Library||951.9305 Jan||33874004527403||Adult - Non-Fiction||Checked out||04/24/2018|
- ISBN: 9781476766553 (hc.)
- ISBN: 147676655X (hc.)
- Physical Description: xxii, 339 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First 37 Ink / Atria books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria , 2014.
"In this rare insider's view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom. "The General will now enter the room." Everyone turns to stone. Not moving my head, I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-il's face will soon appear. As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life. Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. An astonishing expose; told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung's escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is a rare and unprecedented insight into the world's most secretive and repressive regime"--Provided by publisher.