The Last Exiles (Paperback)

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A university student in North Korea risks everything to find her boyfriend after he disappears. This epic debut novel by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ann Shin is inspired by true stories of resilience.

— Rae Ann


A searing portrait of a young couple in Pyongyang and their fight for love and freedom

Jin and Suja meet and fall in love while studying at university in Pyongyang. She is a young journalist from a prominent family, while he is from a small village of little means. When Jin returns home to find his family starving, their food rations all but gone, he makes a rash decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Meanwhile, miles away, Suja has learned that Jin has disappeared. Risking everything, she sets out to find him, embarking on a dangerous journey that will test their love and will to survive. In this vivid and moving story, Ann Shin offers a rare glimpse at life inside the guarded walls of North Korea. Inspired by real stories of incredible bravery, The Last Exiles is a stunning debut about love, sacrifice and the price of liberty.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780778311409
ISBN-10: 0778311406
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: April 6th, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English