Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Blaine Harden

About this book

Twenty-seven years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labor camp is a ‘complete control district,’ a no-exit prison where the only sentence is life.

No one born in Camp 14 or in any North Korean political prison camp has escaped. No one except Shin. This is his story.

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Reading the astonishing story of Shin’s escape from Camp 14, one of the enormous political prisons whose existence is denied by the North Korean government, is like sitting, hooked as you watch a riveting and horrifying documentary. New readers will be taken to the brutal heart of that most corrupt and secretive state in this non-fiction thriller.