A gesture life

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Granta, Feb 3, 2000 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Great storyteller; lovely, lyrical prose. - Goodreads
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Exquisite writing, but very boring story. - Goodreads

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I wasn't a huge fan of the jarring juxtaposition of Dr Hata as a soldier during the war and as an older retired man. It shed some light on his character but was not developed enough to add to his ... Read full review

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"Mostly it was like any other place I had ever been." Just one of many sentences that completely devastated me. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

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.

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