So here's what we've got from Slave Again. I've included five sentences since it's the fifth month. Helpful context here: Mee-Kyong is a North Korean refugee who escaped a prison camp with her boyfriend, Pang.
Mee-Kyong shut off her mind, nodding every once in a while as Mrs. Stern continued to prattle and extol the Western Savior she and her husband followed so zealously. Mee-Kyong knew all about zeal. Pang had been a disciple of the Party at one point, back when he worked in the same factory where Mee-Kyong’s unit slaved. She knew what it was to follow someone with a fervor that blinded you to reason and sense, what it was to submit so fiercely, so foolishly to someone. Mrs. Stern droned on about passion and commitment, and all Mee-Kyong could think about was the crunching sound the cartilage made the first time Pang broke her nose.
Slave Again is the story of a young woman who escapes a North Korean prison camp and is trafficked over the border into China. See it on amazon.