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THE SURRENDERED.

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THE SURRENDERED.

by Lee, Chang-Rae

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ISBN 10
1594489769
ISBN 13
9781594489761
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New York:: Riverhead Books,, 2010.. Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. The author's fourth novel, one inspired by his father's stories of attempting to flee the war in Korea - but Lee states it is "is not so much a war novel as it is a story concerned with the effects of mass conflict on the human psyche and spirit, the private odysseys that those who have experienced conflict must endure." INSCRIBED on the title page. 469 pp.

Synopsis

The bestselling, award-winning writer of Native Speaker, A Gesture Life, and Aloft returns with his biggest, most ambitious novel yet: a spellbinding story of how love and war echo through an entire lifetime. With his three critically acclaimed novels, Chang-rae Lee has established himself as one of the most talented writers of contemporary literary fiction. Now, with The Surrendered, Lee has created a book that amplifies everything we've seen in his previous works, and reads like nothing else. It is a brilliant, haunting, heartbreaking story about how love and war inalterably change the lives of those they touch.June Han was only a girl when the Korean War left her orphaned; Hector Brennan was a young GI who fled the petty tragedies of his small town to serve his country. When the war ended, their lives collided at a Korean orphanage where they vied for the attentions of Sylvie Tanner, the beautiful yet deeply damaged missionary wife whose elusive love seemed to transform everything. Thirty years later and on the other side of the world, June and Hector are reunited in a plot that will force them to come to terms with the mysterious secrets of their past, and the shocking acts of love and violence that bind them together.As Lee unfurls the stunning story of June, Hector, and Sylvie, he weaves a profound meditation on the nature of heroism and sacrifice, the power of love, and the possibilities for mercy, salvation, and surrendering oneself to another. Combining the complex themes of identity and belonging of Native Speaker and A Gesture Life with the broad range, energy, and pure storytelling gifts of Aloft, Chang-rae Lee has delivered his most ambitious, exciting, and unforgettable work yet. It is a mesmeriz­ing novel, elegantly suspenseful and deeply affecting.

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Bookseller Inventory #
78816
Title
THE SURRENDERED.
Author
Lee, Chang-Rae
Book condition
Used - Fine in fine dust jacket.
Jacket condition
fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1594489769
ISBN 13
9781594489761
Publisher
Riverhead Books,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date published
2010.
Keywords
korean war,
Bookseller catalogs
Asian and Asian American;

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