Skip to content

Yeonmi Park - In Order to Live (2nd Hand Paperback)

Original price £5.95 - Original price £5.95
Original price
£5.95 - £5.95
Current price £5.95
SKU B002096

"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.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
  • Published : 2013 (This Edition 2016 - Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9780241973035
  • SKU : B002096
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"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 & heart-breaking story" - The Guardian.

'Clear-eyed and devastating' - Observer.

"An amazing story" - Lyce Doucet.

The Author

Yeon-mi Park is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped from North Korea to China in 2007 and settled in South Korea in 2009, before moving to the United States in 2014.