For those of you who have been waiting for it, the story of the famous Vietnam war era deserter to North Korea, Charles Jenkins, is finally out in English. Normally I would explicitly avoid promoting something I was notified about through spam from the publisher, but I think I can safely say that a clear majority of people who would be reading this blog want to read Jenkins’ story.
I’m sure it’s on Amazon etc. but here’s the official book web page at the University of California Press site.
I can’t wait to read this book. I just hope there’s a special edition, in which Jenkins’ impenetrable southern drawl is transcribed phonetically, like an Irvine Welsh novel.
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I’m sure it will be a detailed and entirely accurate account of his treatment by the North. And I’m sure that the profit will be diverted directly to the North Korean causes that need it most. Kim Jong Il just needs to decide whether to spend it on whisky or Russian hookers.
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