Author: Charles R. Jenkins
Translator: Hye-sook Kim
281 pages | 223*152mm
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About This Book
This is a memoir by the famous US Army deserter, Charles Robert Jenkins, who made the headline a couple of years ago when he was allowed to leave the decades long incarceration by the North Korean authority.
"I was so ignorant," Jenkins writes. "I never knew that the country I would temporarily take refuge in was a monstrous prison that cannot be understood using common sense.
For almost everyone, North Korea is like an antlion’s pit that once trapped, one can never escape again, forever." Jenkins’ life in North Korea portrays many well-known aspects of the country. He and the other deserters had to study and memorize the lessons of the North’s founding leader Kim Il-sung. They had to write diaries and participate in self-criticism sessions, and lived constantly under close watch of the "organization," or the ruling Workers’ Party.
Now Jenkins lives in Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture in Japan, his wife Soga’s hometown. He has already visited his U.S. hometown in North Carolina and met with his aged mother as well as sister.
"After 40 years in North Korea, I am tasting happiness never even dreamt of before, living a free and pleasant life along with my wife and daughters," the now 66-year-old writes. While most of the time spent in North Korea was abominable, he also does not regret everything, because without having entered the North, he would not have had the opportunity to meet his wife and have two daughters.
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