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On Such a Full Sea: A Novel [Paperback]

Item : On Such a Full Sea: A Novel [Paperback]
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Author Author : Lee, Chang-Rae
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1594632898
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781594632891
Publisher Publisher : Riverhead Books
Pages Pages : 432
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100099494

“Watching a talented writer take a risk is one of the pleasures of devoted reading, andOn Such a Full Seaprovides all that and more. . . . WithOn Such a Full Sea, [Chang-rae Lee] has found a new way to explore his old preoccupation: the oft-told tale of the desperate, betraying, lonely human heart.”—Andrew Sean Greer,The New York Times Book Review

“I've never been a fan of grand hyperbolic declarations in book reviews, but faced withOn Such a Full Sea, I have no choice but to ask: Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today?”—Porochista Khakpour,The Los Angeles Times

From the beloved award-winning author ofNative SpeakerandThe Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman’s legendary quest in a shocking, future America.


On Such a Full Seatakes Chang-rae Lee’s elegance of prose, his masterly storytelling, and his long-standing interests in identity, culture, work, and love, and lifts them to a new plane. Stepping from the realistic and historical territories of his previous work, Lee brings us into a world created from scratch. Against a vividly imagined future America, Lee tells a stunning, surprising, and riveting story that will change the way readers think about the world they live in.

In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. Long-abandoned urban neighborhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labor colonies. And the members of the labor class—descendants of those brought over en masse many years earlier from environmentally ruined provincial China—find purpose and identity in their work to provide pristine produce and fish to the small, elite, satellite charter villages that ring the labor settlement.

In this world lives Fan, a female fish-tank diver, who leaves her home in the B-Mor settlement (once known as Baltimore), wl„+

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