9781573225311

Native Speaker: Library Edition

ISBN 10: 1573225312 / 1-57322-531-2
ISBN 13: 9781573225311
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
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.

Review:
"[Lee's] interest lies in language, culture, and identity; for him, the spy makes a convenient symbol for the American immigrant."

Rand Richard Cooper, New York Times Book Review

Review:
"Ultimately, 'Native Speaker' is a broad reflection on the fragility of society's primal forces: marriage, blood, race, love. Lee writes with tremendous insight and respect for such forces, avoiding cliched sentimentalism. And yet he leaves readers with a linger hope, a faint smile, a new appreciation that there are native speakers from many countries, each with stories equally compelling....Rarely are such stories so wonderfully rendered."

Gish Jen

 

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