The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project

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Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.51 X 0.65 X 8.27 inches | 0.79 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374536725
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About the Author

Robert S. Boynton's journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He is the author of The New New Journalism and directs the Literary Reportage program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

Reviews

"Boynton . . . gives us a riveting portrait of these bizarre kidnappings . . . His musings about Japan's reaction to the abductions, 'Japan's 9/11, ' and the sudden realization 'that the world was more dangerous than it had thought' are cogent. His study of the ordeal that the abductees went through is moving." --Sheila Miyoshi Jager, The New York Times Book Review

"Boynton has done his homework well, converting the suffering inflicted on a few dozen individuals into an eye-opening and surprisingly moving narrative." --Publishers Weekly

"A thorough investigative report into the systematic abduction of Japanese citizens by the North Korean intelligence network over many decades. . . . More than anecdotal stories, [Boynton's] work zeroes in on the deeply uneasy makeup of the Korean-Japanese relationship. Engaging reading, surreal in some of the Orwellian detail." --Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent work that is an optimal choice for both North Korea and Japan watchers." --Joshua Wallace, Library Journals Review (starred review)