Abandoned and Alone: A North Korean Defector's Story - VOA Asia Weekly

September 8, 2016 07:00 AM
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Sungju Lee is probably a name you’ve never heard before. He’s the son of a former North Korean military official, whose family fell out of favor. Relegated outside of Pyongyang, his parents abandoned him on the streets. So… how did he manage to defect to South Korea while on his own? Listen to his story in this week’s podcast and you’ll be able to read his full account in the new book, Every Falling Star, available beginning September 13, 2016.