Chang-rae Lee Native Speaker

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Native Speaker

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Native Speaker Henry Park has spent his entire life trying to become a true American--a native speaker. But even as the essence of his adopted country continues to elude him, his Korean heritage and language seem to drift further and further away, and Henry fears that in becoming a man of two worlds, he has betrayed both--and belongs to neither. "A searing portrait of the immigrant experience".--Vanity Fair. Full description

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A detective novel set in New York featuring a Korean private eye. It is also a novel about the immigrant experience, about identity, loyalty and the languages that define us.

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"One of the year''s most provocative and deeply felt first novels...a searing portrait of the immigrant experience."—Vanity Fair
"With echoes of Ralph Ellison, Chang-rae Lee''s extraordinary debut speaks for another kind of invisible man: the Asian immigrant in America...a revelatory work of fiction."—Vogue
"The prose Lee writes is elliptical, riddling, poetic, often beautifully made."—The New Yorker
"Deft, delicate...The book''s narrative is lyrical, its plot compelling...The novel''s interwoven plots and themes, its slew of singular characters, and Henry''s ongoing recollections and reflections are rich and enticing."—Boston Globe
"A tender meditation on love, loss, and family."—The New York Times Book Review
"One of the year's most provocative and deeply felt first novels...a searing portrait of the immigrant experience."—Vanity Fair

"With echoes of Ralph Ellison, Chang-rae Lee's extraordinary debut speaks for another kind of invisible man: the Asian immigrant in America...a revelatory work of fiction."—Vogue

"The prose Lee writes is elliptical, riddling, poetic, often beautifully made."—The New Yorker

"Deft, delicate...The book's narrative is lyrical, its plot compelling...The novel's interwoven plots and themes, its slew of singular characters, and Henry's ongoing recollections and reflections are rich and enticing."—Boston Globe

"A tender meditation on love, loss, and family."—The New York Times Book Review

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