Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea

Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea

Demick, Barbara

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WINNER OF THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2010

A spectacularly revealing and harrowing portrait of ordinary lives in the world's least ordinary country, North Korea

North Korea is Orwell's 1984 made reality: it is the only country in the world not connected to the internet; Gone with the Wind is a dangerous, banned book; during political rallies, spies study your expression to check your sincerity. After the death of the country's great leader Kim Il Sung in 1994, famine descended, and Nothing to Envy - winner of the 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction - weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North Korea's third-largest city. From extensive interviews and with tenacious investigative work, Barbara Demick has recreated the concerns, culture and lifestyles of North Korean citizens in a gripping narrative, and vividly reconstructed the inner workings of this extraordinary and secretive country.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781847081414
BY (AUTHOR) Demick, Barbara
PUBLISHER : Granta Books PUBLICATION DATE : July 08, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Granta Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 237 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Society & Social Sciences