Every Falling Star

  • by Sungju Lee, Susan McClelland
  • Narrated by David Shih
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju, who is forced at age 12 to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers"; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young listeners to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.

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What the Critics Say

"A pampered son of the elite survives a nightmarish ordeal in this page-turner of a memoir." (Kirkus)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-09-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio