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In order to live: a North Korean girl's journey to freedom

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“An eloquent, wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many North Koreans.” Kirkus Reviews“Park's remarkable and inspiring story shines a light on a country whose inhabitants live in misery beyond comprehension. Park's important memoir showcases the strength of the human spirit and one young woman's incredible determination to never be hungry again.” —Publishers Weekly“I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.”In In Order to Live, Yeonmi Park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom. Park confronts her past with a startling resilience. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. Park’s testimony is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable.
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In In Order to Live, Yeonmi Park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom.
Park confronts her past with a startling resilience. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. Park’s testimony is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable.
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subject_facetDefectors -- Korea (North) -- Biography
Escapes -- Korea (North)
Korea (North) -- Biography
Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-2011
Korea (North) -- Social conditions
Park, Yeonmi, -- 1993-
Refugees -- Korea (North) -- Biography
title_displayIn order to live : a North Korean girl's journey to freedom
title_fullIn Order to Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
In order to live : a North Korean girl's journey to freedom / Yeonmi Park with Maryanne Vollers
title_shortIn order to live
title_suba North Korean girl's journey to freedom
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Defectors
Escapes
History
Nonfiction
Park, Yeonmi
Politics and government
Refugees
Social conditions
Sociology