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The Resource A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea, Masaji Ishikawa ; translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown

A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea, Masaji Ishikawa ; translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown

Label
A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea
Title
A river in darkness
Title remainder
one man's escape from North Korea
Statement of responsibility
Masaji Ishikawa ; translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • ang
Summary
"Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by promises of abundant work, education for his children, and a higher station in society. But the reality of their new life was far from utopian. A memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal thirty-six years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime, as well as the challenges he faced repatriating to Japan after barely escaping North Korea with his life."-- Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ishikawa, Masaji
Dewey number
951.9304092
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN730.6.A85
LC item number
I8 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kobayashi, Risa
  • Brown, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ishikawa, Masaji
  • Racially mixed people
  • Caste-based discrimination
  • Totalitarianism
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
adult
Label
A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea, Masaji Ishikawa ; translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
159 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781503936904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 1871612
  • 872067
Label
A river in darkness : one man's escape from North Korea, Masaji Ishikawa ; translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown
Publication
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
159 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781503936904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 1871612
  • 872067

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