by Barbara Demick - £9.99 Granta Books (2010)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781847081414 | ISBN 10: 184708141x
Nothing to Envy weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North Korea's third largest city.
Two lovers, who dated secretly for a decade, feared to criticise the regime to each other. A loyal factory worker watched her husband and son die of starvation before escaping the country.
In telling the stories of Chongin's residents. she has recreated the lifestyles of North Korean citizens from their interests and concerns to their culture.
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