Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk - the only person born in a North Korean gulag ever to escape...
Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labor camp is a complete control district, a no-exit prison where the only sentence is life. Inmates work 12 to 15-hour days in the camp - mining coal, building dams, sewing military uniforms - until they are executed, killed in work-related accidents or die of illness that is usually triggered by hunger.
No one born in Camp 14 or in any North Korean political prison camp has escaped.
No one except Shin.
This is his story.
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A thoroughly sobering read, but well worth it. Makes you appreciate what we have and what others go through. Extremely well written!
Exceptionally well written
I enjoyed this book thoroughly from beginning to end. Definitely a page turner
jaw dropping, heart wrenching, eye opening,
Could not put the book down, exceptional writing, epic story.