After last year’s surprise announcement of no winner for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, this year’s winner is:
ORPHAN MASTER’S SON
JOHNSON, ADAM, 1967- Original Date: 2012
North Korea. Pak Jun Do spends his childhood on an orphan slave-labor crew–even though his father runs the orphanage. Later he is placed on kidnap duty, snatching Japanese citizens whose skills are needed. Over time, his assignments grow increasingly dangerous. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
There are two more winners of the Pulitzer this year that are in processing at NLS
OLDS, SHARON Original Date: 2012
Collection of poems exploring the effects of life’s changes. In the title piece the author ruminates on the feelings experienced while watching a soon-to-be ex-husband emotionally free himself. “Sea-Level Elegy” celebrates the restorative power of a retreat. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.
DB 76141 IPN
BLACK COUNT: GLORY, REVOLUTION, BETRAYAL, AND THE REAL COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
REISS, TOM Original Date: 2012
Author of The Orientalist (DB 60073) pens a biography of General Alex Dumas (1762-1806), mixed-race father of French novelist Alexandre Dumas. Traces the general’s roots in Saint-Domingue, his military career during the French Revolution and under Napoleon, and the rivalry that led to his fall.
DB 75664 IPN