Friday, 4 March 2011

An early contender for the Booker?

Newly published "Prospering Land".

The novel, a part of the serial "Immortal Guidance", was written by Pak Thae Su, with the background of the late 1990s when the country was undergoing ordeals.
It is based on the fact that General Secretary Kim Jong Il initiated land rezoning in Kangwon Province and successfully guided the project.
In the novel the leader unfolds an ambitious plan to adjust all the arable land of the country as befitting the features of the socialist country and makes the project start in Kangwon Province with many plots.
Under his leadership, the huge project for improving the layout of fields is completed successfully.
During the project, people come to cherish ardent love for their land.

Sounds thrilling, doesn't it? And yes, I know the Booker is for novels in English.

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