Nothing You Envy : Ordinary Lives Of North Korea By Barbara Demick

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I read the book Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick, which was written in the year of 2009. I like the book Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Barbara Demick, I thought the book was very well written and I found the book to be very fascinating and educationally. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is about six different people’s life in North Korea. She first starts out talking about woman name Mi-ran who was the daughter of a man who was from South Korea and was POW which made her and her siblings to have tainted blood and was punished in North Korea by not being able to get into a good college or get a good job because of their tainted blood. Mi-ran went to a teacher school and became elementary school teacher. When Mi-ran lived in North Korea she had an unofficial relationship for nine years with a man named Jun-Sang who came from a Japanese ancestry and family had Japanese money and held higher ranking in North Korea than Mi-ran because of their Japanese blood. Mi-ran and Jun-Sang could never get married or be in official relationship because of Mi-ran tainted blood, because Jun-Sang would have never had been able to go the college he did or became of scientist and also Jun-Sang’s parents would had never approved of it either. Mi-ran escape North Korea in 1998 and now lives in South Korea and got married and had a son. Jun-Sang too later moved to South Korea as well and lives there now, his life did not turn out as well as…

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