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The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea (Paperback)

The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea By Bandi, Deborah Smith (Translator) Cover Image
By Bandi, Deborah Smith (Translator)
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An international publishing milestone, The Accusation is a collection of searing and heart-wrenching stories by an anonymous North Korean writer who is still living in the country, which was smuggled out and now published in seventeen countries.

The Accusation is a deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves during a political rally, to a former Communist war hero who is deeply disillusioned with the intrusion of the Party into everything he holds dear, to a husband and father who is denied a travel permit and sneaks onto a train in order to visit his critically ill mother.

Written with deep emotion and writing talent, The Accusation is a vivid depiction of life in a closed-off one-party state, and also a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life that persists even in such inhumane conditions.

About the Author

BANDI, a name derived from the Korean for "firefly," is a pseudonym for a writer who is still living in his homeland of North Korea. The Accusation is his only published book to date. DEBORAH SMITH is the Man Booker International Prize-winning translator of The Vegetarian by Han Kang and other books.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802127518
ISBN-10: 0802127517
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 16th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English