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The Resource The boy who escaped paradise, J. M. Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim

The boy who escaped paradise, J. M. Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim

Label
The boy who escaped paradise
Title
The boy who escaped paradise
Statement of responsibility
J. M. Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
The body of a former North Korean citizen is found in Queens, N.Y., with mysterious numbers etched in blood around the body, and Gil-Mo, a mathematically gifted immigrant from North Korea, is arrested for the crime. Gil-Mo is unable to remember whether he did the murder, or how he arrived at the crime scene. Although he is reluctant to talk, he opens up to Angela Stowe, a CIA operative posing as the attending nurse. As a child in North Korea, he was a math prodigy before being sent to a prison camp with his father, where he falls in love, uses his mathematical skills to get close to a fearsome warden, and eventually escapes. Lee<U+2019>s novel deals not only with mathematical truths and whether they can be manipulated, but also with the deceptions and connections of languages
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yi, Chŏng-myŏng
Dewey number
895.73/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean. Original title unavailable
LC call number
PL994.9.C46
LC item number
B69 2016
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Autistic people
  • Defectors
  • Koreans
  • Language and languages
  • Mathematics
  • Murder
  • Oppression (Psychology)
  • Savants (Savant syndrome)
  • Korea (North)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The boy who escaped paradise, J. M. Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781681772523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn940362391
  • (OCoLC)940362391
Label
The boy who escaped paradise, J. M. Lee ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781681772523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn940362391
  • (OCoLC)940362391

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