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Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons

Authors: Thomas, Cullen
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO025000
ISBN: 9781101202098, Related ISBNs: 0143113119, 067003827X, 1101202092, 1415937850, 1415937869
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 368,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Cullen Thomas was just like the thousands of other American kids who travel abroad after college. He was hungry for meaning and excitement beyond a nine-to-five routine, so he set off for Seoul, South Korea, to teach English and look for adventure. What he got was a three-and-a- half-year drug-crime sentence in South Korea's prisons, where the physical toll of life in a cell was coupled with the mental anguish of maintaining sanity in a world that couldn't have been more foreign. This is Thomas's unvarnished account of his eye-opening, ultimately life-affirming experience. Brother One Cell is part cautionary tale, part prison memoir, and part insightful travelogue that will appeal to a wide readership, from concerned parents to armchair adventurers.
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