JP Floru "The Sun Tyrant" Reading & Book Signing June 6h at 6 pm

East End Books Ptown welcomes London based Author JP Floru for a Reading & Book Signing from his new book "The Sun Tyrant." 

 

When, in the spring of 2016, Londoner JP Floru tagged along with three friends running the Pyongyang Marathon, he discovered a place second only to the Moon in other-worldliness. During their nine-day trip they were shown by two minders what the regime wanted them to see. The group was astounded when witnessing people bowing before their leaders' statues, being told not to take photos of the leader's feet, and hearing the hushed reverence with which people recite the history invented by the regime to keep itself in power. 
Shocking and scary, and combining the diary he kept during his North Korea visit with extensive research about the idiosyncrasies of that famously enigmatic country, The Sun Tyrant shows what happens when a population is reduced to near-slavery in the twenty-first century.

 

Author JP Floru travelled to North Korea in the spring of 2016. He had not planned to write a book about it, but within days he became mesmerised by the sheer bizarreness of what he witnessed. Based on his travel log and extensive research, JP Floru has written a witty and incisive eyewitness account of what a country subjected to absolute state control looks like in the twenty-first century.

His previous books include What the Immigrant Saw (2011), a witty and contrarian take on emigrating to the United Kingdom. Heavens on Earth (2013) is an investigation into how eight countries in the world created lasting high growth, full of witty anecdotes, but also covering reader-friendly economic theory and philosophy.

JP Floru trained as a solicitor in the City, ran a business, and worked for the Adam Smith Institute and in Parliament for Steve Baker MP. In 2009, he stood as a candidate for the European elections, and in 2015, he stood as a parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark. He is a councillor in the City of Westminster and lists ‘fighting the nanny state’ as one of his hobbies.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
The Sun Tyrant: A Nightmare Called North Korea Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781785902215
Availability: Backordered
Published: Biteback Publishing - April 3rd, 2018

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