Timing matters. Two years ago, a spectacular book movingly described conditions in repressive North Korea. The stunning Nothingto Envy was nominated for the National Book Award but despite critical acclaim, the book sadly didn’t make any inroads onto the best sellers lists. Now two years later, a work of literary fiction, The Orphan Master’s Son, is here to make amends. It helps things along that the book so happened to be released right around the death of the country’s longstanding dictator, Kim Jong Il.
The rest of my review can be found here.
Thanks to Netgalley for giving me access to a copy of the book on my Kindle.