BASS BOOK CLUB

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Date: 
Thursday, 16 April, 2015 - 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: 
TBC
Cost: 
Free
 
DEAR LEADER
by Jang Jin-Sung
 
In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.


As North Korea’s State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.
 

Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. An astonishing exposé told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung’s escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is an “impossibly dramatic story…one of the best depictions yet of North Korea’s nightmare” 
 
RSVP: meagan10306@yahoo.com
 
Please note that Book Club is only open to BASS Members
 
The book will provide a good back drop for our April coffee morning where North Korea will be our theme.