Nothing To Envy : Real Lives In North Korea

Nothing To Envy : Real Lives In North Korea

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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.


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Details

Author(s)
Barbara Demick
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 20mm | 237g
Publication date
08 Jul 2010
Publisher
GRANTA BOOKS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
184708141X
ISBN13
9781847081414
Bestsellers rank
4,791