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“How I Became A North Korean” Book Discussion | SF

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Event Details

Krys Lee presents How I Became a North Korean, a debut novel that follows the lives of three characters as they struggle to survive in the complex and dangerous Chinese territory bordering North Korea. In order to escape their circumstances, Yongju, Jangmi and Danny cross borders—struggling against informants, spouses, thieves, abductors, and even missionaries in the process—and eventually cross paths with one another.

Against a harsh and unforgiving backdrop, they form a kind of adoptive family while they struggle to create better lives. How I became a North Korean is inspired by Lee’s personal experiences as a humanitarian helping North Korean refugees and it is a brilliant exploration of the persistence of humanity under dire circumstances.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature
Address: 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117