On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee audiobook

On Such a Full Sea

By Chang-rae Lee
Read by B. D. Wong

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11.13 Hours 1
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From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered , a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman' s legendary quest in a shocking, future America. On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee' s 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. Fan' s 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.

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From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered , a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman' s legendary quest in a shocking, future America. On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee' s 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. Fan' s 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.

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Author Bio: Chang-rae Lee

Author Bio: Chang-rae Lee

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

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English