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In Order To Live : A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - Yeonmi Park

In Order To Live

A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

Paperback Published: 2nd May 2016
ISBN: 9780241973035
Number Of Pages: 288

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Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution.

This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape to South Korea through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday.

About the Author

Yeonmi Park was born in Hyesan, North Korea in 1993 and currently lives in New York.

Industry Reviews

Clear-eyed and devastating. * Observer *
One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring . . . A book to make you newly thankful for the freedom you have never been forced to fight for. * The Bookseller *
An eloquent, wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many North Koreans. * Kirkus *

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A harrowing true story With North Korea in the news A great insight into the life of an ordinary Family How lucky we are to live in a democratic Country

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This really brings home what it's like to grow up in North Korea - literally like living on another planet. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - I felt entertained and educated all at the same time.

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ISBN: 9780241973035
ISBN-10: 0241973031
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 2nd May 2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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