Flash Review: Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

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Fortune Smiles Adam Johnson Random House Release Date:  August 18, 2015 ISBN 978-0-8129-9747-7 While this flash review was being written, “Fortune Smiles” was awarded the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction. In a 2010 interview for Electric Lit, author Adam Johnson was asked about the motivation behind his upcoming book, The Orphan Master’s Son (which [….]

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

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The Orphan Master’s Son Adam Johnson Random House First Edition:  January 10, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-679-64399-9 Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Orphan Master’s Son tells the compelling tale of one “John Doe” struggling to survive in the midst of what is perhaps the world’s most rigid totalitarian regime:  North Korea.  While the [….]