The Orphan Master s Son

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD • WINNER OF THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE Named ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by more than a dozen publications, including The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall ...

Author: Adam Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679643990

Category: Fiction

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 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. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE WINNER • LONGLISTED FOR THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL • WINNER OF THE CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • The Washington Post • Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Plain Dealer • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Scott Turow, The Millions • Slate • Salon • BookPage • Shelf Awareness “The single best work of fiction published [this year] . . . The book’s cunning, flair and pathos are testaments to the still-formidable power of the written word.”—The Wall Street Journal Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return. Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress “so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like.” 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. Praise for The Orphan Master’s Son “An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.”—Pulitzer Prize citation “Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Rich with a sense of discovery . . . The Orphan Master’s Son has an early lead on novel of [the year].”—The Daily Beast “This is a novel worth getting excited about.”—The Washington Post “[A] ripping piece of fiction that is also an astute commentary on the nature of freedom, sacrifice, and glory.”—Elle From the Hardcover edition.

Studies in Intelligence

The Orphan Master's Son : A Novel Adam Johnson , ( New York : Random House
, 2012 ) , 443 pp . All statements of fact , opinion , or analysis expressed in this
article are those of the author . Nothing in this article should be construed as ...

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Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York Holland documents 1856 58 v 3 8 London documents 1853 57 v 9 10 Paris documents 1855 58

From Mess's , the Orphan Masters , for account of Cornelis Reyniers , son of Gen
Carel Reyniers , 12,000.00 10th July . From Mess " , the Orphan Masters , for
account of Mr. van Swieten's daughter , ... 6,000.00 6th November . From Mess's
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Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York Holland documents 1856 58 v 3 8 London documents 1853 57 v 9 10 Paris documents 1855 58

From Mess", the Orphan Masters, for account of Cornelis Reyniers, son of Gen1
Carel Reyniers, 12,000.00 10,h July. From Mess", the Orphan Masters, for
account of Mr. van Swieten's daughter 6,000.00 6th November. From Mess", the
Orphan ...

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Pennsylvania Archives Papers relating to the colonies of the Delaware 1614 1682

From Mess's , the Orphan Masters , on account of : Mr. Steven van der IIagen ,
Secretary , . . fl . ... 1,800.00 Cornelis Thomasen's children , 1,200.00 Jochem
Flint's child , 1,200.00 Trynte Jans Hoochsaet , as heir of Aeffgen Jans ' children ...

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Pennsylvania Archives

From Messrs , the Orphan Masters , on account of : Mr . Steven van der Hagen ,
Secretary , . . fl . 4 , 000 . 00 Ybe Tjaers ... 00 1657 . 6th June . From Messrs , the
Orphan Masters , for account of Cornelis Reyniers , son of Gen ' Carel Reyniers , .

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A collection of documents supplementing the companion series known as "Colonial records of Pennsylvania" which contain the minutes of the Provincial Council, of the Council of Safety, and of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania.

Songs for Great Leaders

The Orphan Masters Son: A Novel. New York: Random House. Johnson Jones, E
. Jean. 2009. “Nama marks and etchings: Employing movement analysis
techniques to interpret the Nama step.” PhD diss., SOAS, University of London.
Jones ...

Author: Keith Howard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190077522

Category: Music

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Famously reclusive and secretive, North Korea can be seen as a theatre that projects itself through music and performance. The first book-length account of North Korean music and dance in any language other than Korean, Songs for "Great Leaders" pulls back the curtain on this theatre for the first time. Renowned ethnomusicologist Keith Howard moves from the first songs written in the northern part of the divided Korean peninsula in 1946 to the performances in February 2018 by a North Korean troupe visiting South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Through an exceptionally wide range of sources and a perspective of deep cultural competence, Howard explores old revolutionary songs and new pop songs, developments of Korean instruments, the creation of revolutionary operas, and mass spectacles, as well as dance and dance notation, and composers and compositions. The result is a nuanced and detailed account of how song, together with other music and dance production, forms the soundtrack to the theater of daily life, embedding messages that tell the official history, the exploits of leaders, and the socialist utopia yet-to-come. Based on fieldwork, interviews, and resources in private and public archives and libraries in North Korea, South Korea, China, North America and Europe, Songs for "Great Leaders" opens up the North Korean regime in a way never before attempted or possible.

Dear Leader

... rare not only in its portrait of the inner workings of Pyongyang's elite circles, but
rare because a true writer–almost unheard of in North Korea – was there to see it
and to tellit: Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Masters Son 'Gripping.

Author: Jang Jin-Sung

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic. Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping tighten the regime's grip over its people. Among his tasks were developing the founding myth of North Korea, posing undercover as a South Korean intellectual and writing epic poems in support of the dictator, Kim Jong-il. Young and ambitious, his patriotic work secured him a bizarre audience with Kim Jong-il himself, thus granting him special status as one of the 'Admitted'. This meant special food provisions, a travel pass and immunity from prosecution and harm. He was privy to state secrets, including military and diplomatic policies, how the devastating 'Scrutiny' was effected, and the real position of one of the country's most powerful, elusive men, Im Tong-ok. Because he was praised by the Dear Leader himself, he had every reason to feel satisfied with his lot and safe. Yet he could not ignore his conscience, or the disparity between his life and that of those he saw starving on the street. After breaking security rules, Jang Jin-sung, together with a close friend, was forced to flee for his life: away from lies and deceit, towards truth and freedom.

On Writing

... Liz: The Uninvited Johnson, Adam: Fortune Smiles Johnson, Adam: The
Orphan Master's Son Joyce, Graham: The Silent Land Kestin, Hesh: The Iron Will
of Shoeshine Cats Koch, Herman: The Dinner Kushner, Rachel: The
Flamethrowers ...

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743211537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

Year Book of the Holland Society of New York

son was to be indentured to Boel Roelofsz for the purpose of learning the tailor's
trade . Her deceased husband also ... Freryck Arenzen is notified to pay the
interest of the capital loaned to him by the orphan masters . Thursday , Dec. 8 ,
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

In any case, nothing in this book takes place in Paris, as far as we can recall, but it does feature an elephant hunt, the fall of a reality-TV star, a walk through Ethiopia, and much more of what Johnson calls “the most important ...

Author: Adam Johnson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544579291

Category: Literary Collections

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For the past year, a group of high school students met at a publishing house in San Francisco every Monday night to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. This committee was assisted by a group of students that met in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Together, and under the guidance of guest editor Adam Johnson, these high schoolers selected the contents of The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015. The writing in this book is very essential, if not required, like visiting the Louvre if you’re in Paris. In any case, nothing in this book takes place in Paris, as far as we can recall, but it does feature an elephant hunt, the fall of a reality-TV star, a walk through Ethiopia, and much more of what Johnson calls “the most important examinations in life.” The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 includes LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH, DANIEL ALARCÓN, BOX BROWN, REBECCA CURTIS, VICTOR LODATO, CLAUDIA RANKINE, PAUL SALOPEK, PAUL TOUGH, WELLS TOWER and others Adam Johnson, guest editor, teaches creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of Fortune Smiles, Emporium, Parasites Likes Us, and The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, GQ, the Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, the New York Times, and The Best American Short Stories.

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York Procured in Holland England and France Holland documents

From Mess " , the Orphan Masters , for account of Cornelis Reyniers , son of Gen '
Carel Reyniers , 1016 July From Mess " , the Orphan Masters , for account of Mr.
van Swieten's daughter ... 616 November . From Mess " , the Orphan Masters ...

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The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays

You just dress my child up as the Orphan of Zhao and denounce me to Tu'an Gu,
so that we, father and son, may die at the ... (Sings:) (Hongshaoyao) A little
master who needs twenty years to take vengeance, Will take that long before he
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Author: Stephen H. West

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538103

Category: Performing Arts

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This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays' fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming imperial court and then extensively revised in the seventeenth century for the reading pleasure of Jiangnan literati. These early editions are based on leading actor scripts and contain arias, prose dialogue, and cue lines. They encompass a fascinating range of subject matter, from high political intrigue to commoner life and religious conversion. Crackling with raw emotion, violent imagery, and colorful language and wit, the zaju in this volume explore the consequences of loyalty and betrayal, ambition and enlightenment, and piety and drunkenness. The collection features seven of the twenty-six available untranslated zaju published in the fourteenth century, with a substantial introduction preceding each play and extensive annotations throughout. The editors also include translations of the Ming versions of four of the included plays and an essay that synthesizes recent Chinese and Japanese scholarship on the subject.

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York Procured in Holland England and France Holland documents 1856 58 v 3 8 London documents 1853 57 v 9 10 Paris documents 1855 58

6th June . From Mess " , the Orphan Masters , for account of Cornelis Reyniers ,
son of Gen ' Carel Reyniers , From Mess " , the Orphan Masters , for account of Mr
. van Swieten's daughter , ... 616 November . From Mess " , the Orphan Masters ...

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The Orphan

Ern . Her brother to the emperor's wars went early , 60 66 To seek a fortune , or a
noble fate ; “ Whence he with honour is expected back , “ And mighty marks of
that great prince's favour . “ Paul . Our master never would permit his sons “ To ...

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The Orphan Or The Unhappy marriage

Ern . No , he has two Sons that were ordain'd to be As well his Virtues , as his
Fortunes Heirs . ... Civil discords ; Therefore unable to advance her Fortune , He
left his Daughter to our Master's care ; To fuch a care as she scarce lost a Father .

Author: Thomas Otway

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The Orphan Boy Or A Journey to Bath

This riotous conduct will not make you friends , or save me pain , in the exposure
of my son ' s feelings . Why , your honour , returned he , his eyes e fixed on his
enemy ; master Charles has no pity , and I did not think till now he had any
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Author: Mary Elliott

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The Orphan of China

If you die , fo will I. At least forgive That I from slaughter have preserv'd your son .
ZAMTI . ... The sov'reign voice of my right noble Masters Speaks from the grave
more loud than thy command , You are my conqueror , but not my king . If I ow'd ...

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Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family 1653 1867

The following is a fac simile of his signature : Hidget Jogues * The following is a
copy of the minutes of the orphan's court of New ... at Amsterdam before the
notary Indrieg van der Vin and certain witnesses , and exhibited to the worshipful
Orphan Masters of this city that the ... and it is accordingly necessary that
examination and proof be made of the said child's just share by impartial persons
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Inheritance and Family Life in Colonial New York City

The choice of impartial men lessened the possibility that the widow or her brother
might deprive the child of her paternal inheritance. Although the Orphan Masters
seem to have preferred that kin serve as the guardians of orphaned children, ...

Author: David E. Narrett

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This book breaks new ground by offering the first detailed and systematic analysis of inheritance practices in New York City from the beginning of Dutch settlement in the 1620s to the onset of the American Revolution. By analyzing a broad range of original sources?including more than 2,300 wills?David E. Narrett shows how the transmission of property at death reflected the distribution of power and authority within the family. The author makes an especially important contribution to early New York history by explaining the Dutch origins of social and family customs, and by tracing the persistence of Dutch ways following the English conquest of New Netherland in 1664. He demonstrates that seventeenth-century Dutch law was particularly favorable to women since it sanctioned community property within marriage, the drafting of mutual wills by spouses, and the equal (or nearly equal) division of property among all children. While the book maintains its comparative focus on the Dutch and English traditions, it also includes material on other ethnic groups (for example, French Huguenots and Jews) living in a pluralistic society. Narrett utilizes both Dutch and English language sources to examine such pertinent topics as the relationship between law and social custom, primogeniture, kinship and communal ties, charitable bequests, the manumission of slaves, and the literacy level of testators. Written in a clear and precise manner, the book includes many tables that will give readers immediate access to supporting data, and a conclusion establishes the relationship of Narrett's findings to relevant scholarship. A valuable addition to the literature on inheritance, this is a book whose conclusions and data will be mined by colonialists, legal historians, and historians of women and the family.