In Order to Live

A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

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Publisher Description

“I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.” - Yeonmi Park

"One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring." - The Bookseller

“Park's remarkable and inspiring story shines a light on a country whose inhabitants live in misery beyond comprehension. Park's important memoir showcases the strength of the human spirit and one young woman's incredible determination to never be hungry again.” —Publishers Weekly

In In Order to Live, Yeonmi Park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom.

Park confronts her past with a startling resilience. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. Park’s testimony is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2015
September 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
9.2
MB

Customer Reviews

#STONETEAM ,

Why do I all of a sudden…

Feel like I’ve taken a small trip to NK? Through Yeonmi’s writing, I now have a refined perspective on this world.

Katie b b b b b b b b ,

Incredible story

Incredible story of a strong woman. Inspires me to do better. If anyone is going through hardships, spend some time on this quick and impactful read.

Elijah Malcom ,

Amazing book

Must read if you think you know about North Korea.

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