The Surrendered - Chang-rae Lee

The Surrendered begins forcefully, revealing the traumatic suffering inflicted on children attempting to flee the advancing war in Korea. Throughout the novel—over the course of the century— Chang-rae Lee explores the residual impact of the lingering loss and emotional damage for three principal characters: a young girl, a missionary, and a soldier. As it did with Franklin and Henry in A Gesture Life and Native Speaker, respectively, the past continues to restrict June, Sophie, and Hector, and prevents them from fully engaging with those to whom they long to relate. A grippingly powerful and tragically beautiful story, this is Lee’s most evocative and compelling book yet.

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ISBN: 9781594485015
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 2011