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Chang-rae Lee

Originally posted April 2004

Aloft

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Jerry Battle is a successful businessman who's almost 60, and has never been able to form close relationships. But now, in Chang-rae Lee's novel, Jerry's family is falling apart and he may be emotionally unequipped to do anything about it. Jerry avoids having to confront the escalating crises of his life by taking off for long solo flights in his small plane.




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Chang-Rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction, A Gesture Life, and Aloft. Selected by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best writers under forty, Chang-Rae Lee teaches writing at Princeton University.

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