Yeonmi Park - In Order to Live (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
- Published : 2013 (This Edition 2016 - Penguin)
- ISBN : 9780241973036
- SKU : B002096
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea."
Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free.
All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution.
This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and then her escape from China across the Gobi desert to Mongolia, with only the stars to guide her way, and from there to South Korea and at last to freedom; and finally her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday.
"I found her story compelling and inspiring, and has led me to read others like it. We simply have no idea what life is really like inside North Korea and how these people are struggling to survive. Her journey to freedom through China, overcoming starvation, trafficking, and adjusting to a whole new world outside of Korea is amazing. My heart goes out to the North Korean people and my thanks to everyone involved in helping them escape and find a new life. Read this book!! Share it with others!!" - Google Review.
"An epic, harrowing & heartbreaking story" - The Guardian.
'Clear-eyed and devastating' - Observer.
"An amazing story" - Lyce Doucet.
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