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Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea By Barbara Demick (Y)

Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick (Y)

A spectacularly revealing and harrowing portrait of ordinary lives in the world's least ordinary country, North Korea. Newly updated in 2013

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Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea Summary


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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GOR002330773
Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea
Barbara Demick (Y)
Used - Good
Paperback
Granta Books
2010-07-08
336
184708141X
9781847081414
Winner of Samuel Johnson Prize 2010 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.