Native Speaker

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/1996
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade

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Korean American Henry Parks is "surreptitious, B+ student of life, illegal alien, emotional alien, Yellow peril: neo-American, stranger, follower, traitor, spy..." or so says his wife, in the list she writes upon leaving him. Henry is forever uncertain of his place, a perpetual outsider looking at American culture from a distance. And now, a man of two worlds, he is beginning to fear that he has betrayed both - and belongs to neither.

Author Biography

Chang-rae Lee is the author of two novels, A Gesture Life and Native Speaker. He has won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, among other honors, for his novel Native Speaker, and was selected by the New Yorker as one of the twenty best American writers under forty. He lives in New Jersey with his family.

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