Nothing To Envy

Demick, Barbara

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A spectacularly revealing and harrowing portrait of ordinary lives in the world’s least ordinary country, North Korea. Newly updated in 2013

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WINNER OF THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2010A spectacularly revealing and harrowing portrait of ordinary lives in the world’s least ordinary country, North KoreaNorth Korea is Orwell’s 1984 made reality: it is the only country in the world not connected to the internet; Gone with the Wind is a dangerous, banned book; during political rallies, spies study your expression to check your sincerity. After the death of the country’s great leader Kim Il Sung in 1994, famine descended, and Nothing to Envy – winner of the 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction – weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North Korea’s third-largest city. From extensive interviews and with tenacious investigative work, Barbara Demick has recreated the concerns, culture and lifestyles of North Korean citizens in a gripping narrative, and vividly reconstructed the inner workings of this extraordinary and secretive country.

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Weight 236 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 20 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

316

Language

English

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Dewey

306.095193090511 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K