The Defections, Paperback / softback Book


'Stunning' The Times'Excellent' Independent on Sunday'Compelling, haunting and thrilling' David PeaceSeoul, South KoreaMia is an outsider.

Half-English, half-Korean, a translator at the British Embassy; she treads a boundary between her roots and the acceptance she desires from the English - especially her boss, Thomas: a married diplomat. Thomas's career is jeopardized by an outrageous indiscretion until Mia comes to his rescue.

At first grateful, his feelings are soon complicated by a commission to investigate the background of the woman who has captivated him. Hyun-min is a defector from North Korea, taken in by Mia's family.

But he has a secret. One that could shatter Mia's family, her life and the fragile borders around them all.


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