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The accusation /

by Bandi,
Additional authors: Smith, Deborah, -- 1987- -- translator. | Pandi, -- 1950- -- Kobal. -- English.
Edition statement:First edition. Published by : Grove Press, (New York : ) Physical details: vii, 247 pages ; 22 cm. ISBN:9780802126207 (hardcover : alk. paper).
Subject(s): Pandi, -- 1950- -- Translations into English. | Dictatorship -- Korea (North) -- Fiction. | Korea (North) -- Fiction.
Year: 2017
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FIC BAJ 2009 البازان وسيل البغدادية / FIC BAL 2013 King and Maxwell / FIC BAL 2015 The target / FIC BAN 2017 The accusation / FIC BAR 12016 حجر الضحك : رواية / FIC BAR 1999 Wicked / FIC BAR 2014 كونار : رواية /

"Translation copyright 2017 by Deborah Smith" -- Verso title page.

"Original title, Gobal, first published in [South] Korea by Chogabje" -- Verso title page.

"Published simultaneously in Canada" -- Verso title page.

In place of a preface -- Record of a defection -- City of specters -- Life of a swift steed -- So near, so far -- Pandemonium -- On stage -- The red mushroom -- Afterword: How The accusation came out of North Korea -- In place of acknowledgments -- A poem included with the manuscript of The accusation.

"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" --

Translated from the Korean.

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