Popo Wakes Up

A novel by Joe Cotter

Since you’ve never worn a prison uniform
made of Siberian tiger whiskers,
or drowsed resignedly
on your predecessor’s ramshackle bone splinters,
you don’t know what it’s like to be North Korean.

And if that’s true, you can’t imagine what it’s like to be no longer North Korean.

But you know what it’s like to wake up to a different world. Maybe one that falls asleep upon seeing you, one where the woman you’ve seen in your dreams for years turns out to be real.  What would you do if you learned that she’s been abducted and taken back to North Korea? Would you enlist the help of a family of immigrant smugglers and try to rescue her? Popo Wakes Up is the story of a man who would.

Popo Wakes Up - Book Cover

A few of our favorite sentences from the book are here and here.

You can read the entire novel for free here, where you can find the Table of Contents and links to each chapter.

And you can buy Popo Wakes Up here.





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