After 12-year-old Han Pyongt'ae moves from Seoul to a small provincial town and enrolls in the local school, he's confident that his sophistication will establish him as a natural leader among his peers. He is shocked to find his new classmates and teacher under the spell of the charismatic class monitor, who uses fear and violence to keep the class in line.

Our Twisted Hero 2001, Hyperion Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786866700