is a pale and shriveled writer-type who spends her better hours spitting ink and bile onto the unfortunate page. She is wrapping up her studies in history and literature at UC Santa Cruz, and resides in the flatlands of Mountain View. If you follow her on Twitter she might post now and then.
Adam Johnson's latest novel, The Orphan Master's Son, is one of those rare works of high ambition that follows through on all of its promises. Set in the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea, it examines both the Orwellian horrors of life in the DPRK and the voyeurism of Western media.