The Girl with Seven Names

May 10, 2016|
The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn extraordinary insight into life under one of the world''s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman''s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told "the best on the planet"?Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.
Hyeonseo Lee grew up in North Korea but escaped to China in 1997. In 2008, after more than 10 years there, she came to Seoul, South Korea, where she struggled to adjust to life in the bustling city. Recently graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, she has become a regular speaker on the international stage fostering human ...
Title:The Girl with Seven Names
Product dimensions:320 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 1 in
Published:May 10, 2016
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780007554850

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