David Charlton splits his time between Calgary and Seoul. He writes and edits textbooks for an ESL publisher. When he gets the chance for more exciting pursuits, he works on archaeological projects in Mexico and Nicaragua. “Moon Over Yodok” is his first published story. It was inspired by Kang Chol-Hwan’s real experiences in Yodok as recounted in The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag.

David Charlton has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Moon Over Yodok

FICTION by David Charlton in Issue 9 – June 2007

for Kang Chol-Hwan Everyone at Yodok, everyone in the whole country, knew the story of Our Dear Leader’s birth. On the day he emerged from the lake atop Baekdu Mountain, a double rainbow appeared over the cabin of his father, Our Great Leader, Kim Il-Sung. A new star appeared in the sky and a swallow […]
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