Search Results: "chang-rae lee"


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ON SUCH A FULL SEA by Chang-rae Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Welcome and surprising proof that there's plenty of life in end-of-the-world storytelling."
A harrowing and fully imagined vision of dystopian America from Lee, who heretofore has worked in a more realist mode. Read full book review >

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ALOFT by Chang-rae Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2004

"Beautiful writing, richly drawn characters, and a powerful sense of life enduring in spite of all. A fine and very moving performance."
An introspective widower rises above his "habit/condition of disbelieving the Real"—in this generously ruminative third novel. Read full book review >

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THE SURRENDERED by Chang-rae Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"A major achievement, likely to be remembered as one of this year's best books."
The odyssey of a Korean War refugee becomes first the subject of, then a haunting overture to, the award-winning Korean-American author's fourth novel (Aloft, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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A GESTURE LIFE by Chang-rae Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"Lee is a writer of exquisite intimacy and delicate disclosures—and in Hata, he's found the perfect means to explore these gifts."
From the author of the award-winning Native Speaker (1995), a remarkable portrait of a distinctively tragic, expansive man coming of age in America. Read full book review >

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NATIVE SPEAKER by Chang-rae Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1995

"A serious, masterful, and wholly innovative twist on first- generation-American fiction. (First printing of 30,000; first serial to Granta; Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
In quiet, rich tones, Korean-American Henry Park, the narrator of this debut, speaks more clearly about his estranged wife than about his work. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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Alice Chang by Robert Gilberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A fast-paced technology tale with enough international intrigue and luxurious details to rival a James Bond adventure.
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In this debut thriller, an engineer investigates a plane crash only to discover a global conspiracy to hack digital satellite television systems that may involve a woman from his past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A disquieting reminder of the old maxim, 'The dead can't answer back.'"
An attempt to explain a friend's baffling suicide. Read full book review >

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CHANG AND ENG by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2000

"Admirably researched, continuously absorbing, and very moving indeed."
An imposingly original first novel that focuses on unique historical figures: the eponymous Siamese twin brothers (1811-74) who endured opprobrium and despair, became international celebrities, married two American sisters, and fathered 21 children between them. Read full book review >

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LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LEE by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"A mostly sturdy foundation for a fantasy series that arms its hero with powers, sidekicks, and motivation."
In Hiatt's (The Devil Hath the Power, 2016, etc.) fantasy novel, a Korean-American man discovers long-dormant supernatural abilities and finds that an evil sorcerer wants his blood.Read full book review >

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LEE KRASNER by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"Levin deftly connects Krasner's biography to the social and political upheaval of the time. Her long experience in the art world gives insight into the landscape of 20th-century artists, art dealers and museums."
First biography of Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Jackson Pollock's wife but also a significant artist in her own right. Read full book review >