‘This is a story unlike any other’ – Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. Now a major documentary film. 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 fifty-five 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. A gripping, terrifying biography with a searing sense of place, Escape from Camp 14 by journalist Blaine Harden will unlock, through Shin, a dark and secret nation, taking readers to a place they have never before been allowed to go.