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From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one womans legendary quest in a shocking, future America.

On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lees 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), when the man she loves mysteriously disappears. Fans journey to find him takes her out of the safety of B-Mor, through the anarchic Open Counties, where crime is rampant with scant governmental oversight, and to a faraway charter village, in a quest that will soon become legend to those she left behind.

About the Author

Chang-rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction; A Gesture Life; Aloft; and The Surrendered, winner of the Dayton Peace Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Selected by The New Yorker as one of the “20 Writers for the 21st Century,” Chang-rae Lee teaches writing at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611762211
Author:
Lee, Chang Rae
Publisher:
Penguin Audiobooks
Author:
Lee, Chang-Rae
Author:
Wong, B.D.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.75 x 5.23 x 1.52 in 0.54 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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