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A Necessary Lie: Escape For Freedom and Love


As the boat glided through the water beyond the middle of the river toward China, Doohyun felt his soul rip in half. How he had longed for freedom! The buildup had taken years, and he was now so close to that dream, but Jiyeon was beneath the stars over North Korea. He was torn between the fires of release and remorse. The memory of her disappearing figure at the train station and the torrid release of his tears on the train car balcony flooded forward in a vivid remembrance. It was the hardest moment of his entire life. The necessary lie of his two-week business trip to protect his wife still hurt, and Doohyun promised himself that he would use that ache to find freedom and bring his sweet wife into his arms again.