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A river in darkness [sound recording] : one man's escape from North Korea / Masaji Ishikawa.

Ishikawa, Masaji, (author.). Nishii, Brian, (narrator.).

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 921 ISHIKAWA (Text) 33892100541987 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 06/15/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781543602746
  • ISBN: 1543602746
  • Physical Description: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 56 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2018]

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Title from web page.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by Brian Nishii.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Ishikawa, Masaji.
Racially mixed people > Korea (North) > Biography.
Caste-based discrimination > Korea (North)
Korea (North) > Social conditions.
Totalitarianism.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Autobiographies.
Audiobooks.

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