“This book is impressive as a picture of life in North Korea, but it goes beyond that, elevating the story into one that gets to the heart of what is so corrosive about propaganda, what is
“It is in death that we become meaningless . . . but the living will continue to seek their destinies.”
“Vaseline Buddha is a brilliant example of contemporary South Korean literature.”
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