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A Gesture Life

A Gesture Life( )
Author: Lee, Chang-rae
Publication Date:Dec 1999
Publisher:Granta Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $27.95
Book Description:

Chang-rae Lee's much-awaited second novel is a haunting, compelling exploration of the Japanese experience of the Second World War, and the fate of their Comfort Women. 'You make a whole life out of gestures and politeness,' Sunny tells her adoptive father, Franklin Hata. Born in Korea and raised in Japan, Franklin deflects everyone - even his daughter - with courtesy and impenetrable decorum, becoming a respected elder of his small, prosperous American town. As Sunny tries to unpick...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Asian American
Fiction / War & Military
Fiction / Historical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.3 x 23.4 cm
Author Biography
Lee, Chang-rae (Author)
Chang-Rae Lee was born in Korea and moved to the United States when he was a small child. He later attended Yale University and is currently a professor at the University of Oregon.

Lee became the first Korean-American novelist to be published by notable American press with his novel, Native Speaker. The novel was awarded the Heminway Foundation PEN Award. In 2014, he made The New York Times Best Seller List for his title On Such a Full Sea.


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