In Order To Live

Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped, before she was 21, via China’s underworld of smugglers and human traffickers from North Korea, but in fear of starvation, disease, or death.

Description

Product Description

‘I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.’
Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn’t even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die – from starvation, or disease, or even execution.
This book is the story of Park’s struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China’s underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and then her escape from China across the Gobi desert to Mongolia, with only the stars to guide her way, and from there to South Korea and at last to freedom; and finally her emergence as a leading human rights activist – all before her 21st birthday.
‘Clear-eyed and devastating’ ObserverIn Order To Live Paperback edition by Yeonmi Park

Additional information

ISBN-13

9.78024E 12

Format

Paperback

Publication Date

02-May-16

Pages

288

Product dimensions

144 x 198 x 19mm

Weight

228g