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Nothing to envy : ordinary lives in North Korea /

by Demick, Barbara.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780385523905; 0385523904.Subject(s): Koreans -- Korea (North) -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Case studies | Koreans -- Korea (North) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century -- Case studies | Korea (North) -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Korea (North) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century | Economic history | Koreans -- Economic conditions | Koreans -- Social conditions | Social conditions | Korea (North) | Korea (North) | Korea (North) -- Social conditions | Korea (North) -- Economic conditions | Nordkorea -- sociala f�orh�allanden -- 2000-talet | Nordkorea -- ekonomiska f�orh�allanden -- 2000-talet | 2000-2099 | Case studies
Contents:
Holding hands in the dark -- Tainted blood -- The true believer -- Fade to black -- Victorian romance -- Twilight of the god -- Two beer bottles for your IV -- The accordian and the blackboard -- The good die first -- Mothers of invention -- Wandering swallows -- Sweet disorder -- Frogs in the well -- The river -- Epiphany -- The bartered bride -- Open your eyes, shut your mouth -- The promised land -- Strangers in the homeland -- Reunions -- Epilogue : Waiting.
Awards: Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, 2010.Summary: Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-314).

Holding hands in the dark -- Tainted blood -- The true believer -- Fade to black -- Victorian romance -- Twilight of the god -- Two beer bottles for your IV -- The accordian and the blackboard -- The good die first -- Mothers of invention -- Wandering swallows -- Sweet disorder -- Frogs in the well -- The river -- Epiphany -- The bartered bride -- Open your eyes, shut your mouth -- The promised land -- Strangers in the homeland -- Reunions -- Epilogue : Waiting.

Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, 2010.

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