American Defector Book Summary and Study Guide

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Not since Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness have I seen an author carry the reader into the unknown like Treston does in his account of a man's journey into North Korea. Full of the unknown, the unexpected, and the bizarre, Treston is able to weave a story of a man's desire to defect from a world of "corrupt capitalism" to a place of "socialistic
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What the man finds is both intriguing and horrific. The reader is left wondering whether or not this is a true account of an actual man's journey because Treston claims to have been asked to bring this story to the world's eyes from the defector himself.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   surviving repressive dictatorship Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Korean (the good one, South) Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 ()

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   orgies    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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