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The Sorcerer of Pyongyang /

The Sorcerer of Pyongyang /
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2613760 F THER
Adult Fiction   Bega . Available .  
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ISBN 9781472156952
Shelf Location F THER
Author Theroux, Marcel, 1968-, author
Title The Sorcerer of Pyongyang / Marcel Theroux.
Production/Publication data London : Corsair, 2022.
©2022
Physical Description 230 pages ; 22 cm.
Carrier Type volume
Summary Note Ten-year-old Jun-su is a bright and obedient boy whose only desire is to be a credit to his family, his nation, and most importantly, his Dear Leader. However, when he discovers a copy of The Dungeon Master's Guide, left behind in a hotel room by a rare foreign visitor, a new and colourful world opens up to him. With the help of an English-speaking teacher, Jun-su deciphers the rules of the famous role-playing game and his imaginary adventures sweep him away from the harsh reality of a famine-stricken North Korea. Over time, the game leads Jun-su on a spellbinding and unexpected journey through the hidden layers of his country, toward precocious success, glory, love, betrayal, prison, a spell at the pinnacle of the North Korean elite, and an extraordinary kind of redemption. A vivid, uplifting, and deeply researched novel, The Sorcerer of Pyongyang is a love story and a tale of survival against the odds. Inspired by the testimony of North Korean refugees and drawing on the author's personal experience of North Korea, it explores the power of empathy and imagination in a society where they are dangerous liabilities.
Subject Dungeons and Dragons (Game) -- Fiction
Fantasy games -- Fiction
Adventure games -- Fiction
Nineteen nineties -- Fiction
Boys -- Fiction
Subject (Geographic) Korea (North) -- History -- -- 1994-2011 -- Fiction
Korea (North) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Genre Historical fiction
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