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Chang-rae Lee

Originally posted January 2001

A Gesture Life

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It wasn't the book he originally planned to write, after his bestselling work, Native Speaker, but this Chang-rae Lee work has become just as talked-about and honored as its predecessor. The New York Times said A Gesture Life is even more of an achievement than Native Speaker.




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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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