Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Paperback)

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    Barbara Demick is the Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times.Her reporting on North Korea won the Overseas Press Club's award for human rights reporting as well as awards from the Asia Society and the American Academy of Diplomacy. Her coverage of Sarajevo forThe Philadelphia Inquirer won the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. Her previous book isLogavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood.


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    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’sNothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens

    Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Demick takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors, and through meticulous and sensitive reporting we see her subjects fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we witness their profound, life-altering disillusionment with the government and their realization that, rather than providing them with lives of abundance, their country has betrayed them.

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    ISBN 9780385523912
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
    Format Paperback
    Pages 316
    Publisher Date 2010-09-21 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Spiegel & Grau
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Ordinary Lives in North Korea
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Demick, Barbara
    Country of Origin United States

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