A Gesture Life

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Granta Books, 2001 - Comfort women - 356 pages
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Franklin Hata, Korean by birth but raised in Japan, is an outsider in American society, but he embodies the values of the town he calls his own - he is polite and keeps himself to himself.

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A gesture life

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Lee's second novel, after the award-winning Native Speaker, leaves little doubt about the depth of his talent. It is the story of Franklin Hata, a Japanese man of Korean birth and a 30-year resident ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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