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This is an auction for A GESTURE LIFE by Chang-Rae Lee.

"Lee's second novel, after the award-winning Native Speaker, leaves little doubt about the depth of his talent. It is the story of Franklin Hata, a Japanese man of Korean birth and a 30-year resident of the respectable and traditional New York hamlet of Bedley Run. Doc Hata is recently retired and plagued by real estate agents asking if he would consider putting his house on the market. He has enjoyed success as a businessman and a neighbor in his community, but his carefully constructed fa?ade of politeness and prosperity mask a dark and secretive past. A random series of events, including the return of his estranged adopted daughter and her young son, cause Hata to reexamine his past while trying to keep his current life from unraveling. A Gesture Life is a suspenseful and emotional narrative, complemented by Lee's striking and luminous use of language. Highly recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

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Large format (trade) paperback 1999.

356 pages.

Good condition.

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