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A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea
A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea
Ishikawa, Masaji2017
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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.
Main title:
A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea / Masaji Ishikawa ; translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown.
Imprint:
Seattle, Washington : AmazonCrossing, 2017.
Collation:
159 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Previously published in Japan in 2000. Translated from Japanese by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown. originally published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2017.
ISBN:
97815039369049781542047197
Dewey class:
306.095193B
Language:
English
Added title:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham Library ExpressBiography306.095193 ISHIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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