A Novel from North Korea

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Paek Nam-nyong’s Friend is a tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea. A woman in her thirties comes to a courthouse petitioning for a divorce. As the judge who hears her statement...

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*Please note the author’s last name is Paek, in Korean the familial name comes first, and Columbia has chosen to keep this style.

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“The publication of Immanuel Kim’s painstaking translation of Paek Nam-nyong’s Friend is a significant event. It promises to shift the focus away from those texts that simply confirm our preconceived...

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