By Young-sook Moon,David Carruth

ISBN-10: 1624120091

ISBN-13: 9781624120091

YEONG-DAE IS a tender BOY WHO HAS TO BEG at the STREETS AS A KKOTJEBI simply to live to tell the tale. HE CROSSES THE TUMEN RIVER to discover HIS SISTER, HIS basically SURVIVING family members MEMBER.

The water used to be as chilly as ice. the present was once better than Yeong-dae had anticipated, making it not easy to maneuver ahead. The extra he moved towards the center of the river, the deeper the water obtained. The river saved pushing him downstream. Yeong-dae positioned all of his energy into swimming forward. all of sudden, a mild started to shine. Yeong-dae stopped the place he used to be and ducked his head underwater. If he made a valid or the flashlight beam came upon him, every thing was once over. He couldn’t enable himself die, unlike this!

“When i began studying this booklet, i discovered myself surprised that the writer appeared to comprehend North Korean society even higher than me—and I used to dwell there! i used to be sucked into the tale, and it felt much less like examining a unique and extra like reliving my formative years and break out from North Korea. round 25,000 North Koreans have defected to the South as of 2013, and it appeared like the heartbreaking story of every defector was once distilled into this story.” - Kim Young-il, president of PSCORE

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