The Tears of My Soul
|Author||Kim Hyun Hui|
|Publisher||William Morrow and Co.|
The Tears of My Soul is the memoir of Kim Hyun Hui, a North Korean agent known for planting the bomb on board Korean Air Flight 858. This book recounts one of a number of North Korean state-sponsored acts of terror over the last 40 years.
Kim Hyun Hui tells the story of how she was trained as a spy and assigned a mission given by Kim Jong-il to blow up a South Korean airliner. The book details her early training and life of a party girl in Macau, Hainan, and across Europe; her terrorist act; and her consequent trial, reprieve, and integration into South Korean society.
On page 3 of the book Kim writes:
This book is dedicated to the families of the victims of Flight 858. All proceeds deriving from the book will be donated to them.
Rémi Kauffer, in The Black Book of Communism, has some reservations about the truthfulness of The Tears of My Soul, writing in 1997: "It is still too soon to determine how much of the book is fabrication".
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