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Captured by enemy forces, Yu Yuan, a Chinese army officer serving in Korea in 1951, takes on the role of interpreter due to his proficiency in English, a role that places him in a conflict between his fellow prisoners and their captors.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jin, Ha, 1956-
Format: Book
Published:New York : Pantheon Books, 2004.
Table of Contents:
  • Crossing the Yalu
  • Our collapse south of the thirty-eighth parallel
  • Three months of guerrilla life
  • Dr. Greene
  • Compound 72 on Koje Island
  • Father Woodworth
  • Betrayal
  • A dinner
  • Before the screening
  • The screening
  • Compound 602
  • Staging a play
  • An unusual request
  • A test
  • Meeting with Mr. Park
  • Meeting with General Bell
  • After the victory
  • The apprehension of Commissar Pei
  • Arrival at Cheju Island
  • Communication and study
  • The Pei code
  • The visit of a young woman
  • Raising the national flag
  • Another sacrificed life
  • Killi
  • A talk with Captain Larsen
  • Entertainment and work
  • A surprise
  • The final order
  • At the reregistration
  • Back to Cheju
  • Confusion
  • A good companion
  • In the demilitarized zone
  • A different fate.