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Author Jang, Lucia.

Title Stars between the Sun and Moon : one woman's life in North Korea and escape to freedom / Lucia Jang and Susan McClelland.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Jang,L JAN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 JANG,L    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    92 JANG,L    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First American edition.
Description 280 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary "An incredible memoir of North Korea by a woman who defied the government to keep her family alive. Born in 1970s North Korea, Lucia Jang grew up in a typical household--her parents worked in the factories and the family scraped by on rationed rice and a small garden. Nightly, she bowed to her photo of Kim Il-Sung. But it was the beginning of a chaotic period with a decade-long famine resulting in more than a million deaths. In this harsh time, Jang married an abusive man who sold their baby. She left him and went home to help her family by illegally crossing the river to China to trade goods. She was caught and imprisoned twice. After giving birth to a second child, which the government ordered to be killed, she escaped with him, fleeing under gunfire across the Chinese border. This stunning demonstration of love and courage reflects the range of experiences many North Korean women have endured--loss of a child, starvation, imprisonment, and trafficking"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue -- Part One -- Part Two -- Part Three -- Epilogue -- Translator's Note -- Afterword: Bearing Witness / by Stephan Haggard.
Subject Jang, Lucia.
Jang, Lucia -- Family.
Women -- Korea (North) -- Biography.
Political prisoners -- Korea (North) -- Biography.
Escapes -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Korea (North) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Mother and child -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Survival -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Famines -- Social aspects -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Korea (North) -- History -- 1948-1994 -- Biography.
Added Author McClelland, Susan.
ISBN 9780393249224 (hardcover)
0393249220 (hardcover)

 
    
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