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The son of an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il.
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""In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. 'George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine' follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. 'Nirvana' portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the...
Stuck in a life of indentured servitude, Marek dreams of becoming a wizard. When she meets a beautiful priestess, Teela, in need of help, Marek escapes her master and puts together a team of adventurers; including Thane the Warrior and Dagen the Thief. They embark on an epic quest to free Teela's sister from a vicious ogre.
For the past year, a group of high school students met at a publishing house in San Francisco every Monday night to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. This committee was assisted by a group of students that met in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Together, and under the guidance of guest editor Adam Johnson, these high schoolers selected the contents of The Best American Nonrequired Reading...
Jack Weyland's best-selling novel, CHARLY, comes to life in this heartfelt, romantic adaptation by director Adam Anderegg. Sam (Jeremy Elliott), a very uptight, ultra-organized idealist, knows what he wants in life until he meets Charly (Heather Beers), a beautiful and feisty New Yorker who turns his orderly world upside down and inside out. Individual differences draw them together in ways neither expected, but learning to overcome those differences...
Winter 1839. Jailed on charges of treason and murder, the proclaimed prophet Joseph Smith (Brandon Ray Olive) and his companions are held in Liberty, Missouri while they await a court hearing. Local jailer, Samuel Tillery (Jasen Wade) is tasked with protecting the prisoners from increased mob attacks. But as public opinion begins to shift, Sam is forced to take matters into his own hands, for the protection of the prisoners, and his own life.