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ADAM JOHNSON - The Orphan Master's Son

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812982626
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 7th, 2012

 

Tuesday  September 4  7pm

Acclaimed Author
ADAM JOHNSON
speaking & signing
The Oprhan Master's Son


"Johnson’s style is reminiscent of David Mitchell and Gary Shteyngart and his work can be placed confidently alongside their own. The Orphan Master’s Son is as riveting as it is relevant, sure to make the year end “best of” lists of 2012." - BookPerson Kester Smith. Read the full review.  

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. A towering literary achievement, The Orphan Master’s Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of today’s greatest writers.

Adam Johnson teaches creative writing at Stanford University. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, Harper’s, Tin House, Granta, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories. His other works include Emporium, a short-story collection, and the novel Parasites Like Us.


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