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By Chang-rae Lee

ISBN-10: 1101660031

ISBN-13: 9781101660034

The debut novel from critically-acclaimed and big apple Times–bestselling writer Chang-rae Lee.

In Native Speaker, writer Chang-rae Lee introduces readers to Henry Park. Park has spent his complete lifestyles attempting to turn into a real American—a local speaker. yet whilst the essence of his followed nation maintains to elude him, his Korean historical past turns out to float more and more away.

Park's harsh Korean upbringing has taught him to conceal his feelings, to recollect every thing he learns, and such a lot of all to believe an overpowering feel of alienation. In different phrases, it has formed him as a average spy.

But the very attributes that aid him to excel in his occupation positioned a pressure on his marriage to his American spouse and stand within the approach of his coming to phrases along with his younger son's dying. while he's assigned to secret agent on a emerging Korean-American flesh presser, his very identification is verified, and he needs to determine who he's amid not just the conflicts inside himself but in addition in the ethnic and political tensions of the hot York urban streets.

Native Speaker is a narrative of cultural alienation. it really is approximately fathers and sons, concerning the wish to hook up with the area instead of stand except it, approximately loyalty and betrayal, in regards to the alien in we all and who we eventually are.

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Der Laptop war nicht mehr in ihrem Zimmer. « Clay warf ihm einen raschen Seitenblick zu. »Und der Anhang? « �Genau. « �Ethan, ich weiß, dass der Junge dir etwas bedeutet, aber das ist ein Fall fürs FBI. « Er wusste es. Er wusste auch, was sich im Schuppen befand. « Einen Augenblick später waren sie am Schuppen angelangt. « Ethan bückte sich und hob eine Taschenlampe auf, die er neben dem Schuppen hatte liegen lassen. « Clay öffnete die Tür, und einen Moment lang war nur der Nachtwind und das sanfte Platschen der Wellen gegen Stans Boot zu hören, das am Steg befestigt war.

Massiger. Ihre Haare eine wilde Mähne. Ihre Augen verrückt. Weiß. Sie hat weiße Augen. Ihre Lippen waren zu einem Lächeln verzogen, einem grausamen Lächeln, und er wollte schreien. Aber er tat es nicht. Denn ihr T-Shirt war voller Blut, und die Pistole in der Hand war auf ihn gerichtet. 30 Uhr Das schrille Klingeln ihres Handys ließ sie augenblicklich erwachen. Sie hatte einen leichten Schlaf. Das war nicht immer so gewesen, aber das Gefängnis veränderte einen nachhaltig. Und obwohl sie schon sechs Monate draußen war, war dies eine lästige Angewohnheit, die geblieben war.

So einfach war das. Und gleichzeitig so kompliziert. Heute Abend sollte sie eine Frau treffen, die sich Jane Smith nannte. Nicht gerade originell ausgedacht, aber das war Dana egal. Jane würde von außerhalb kommen und einen zehnjährigen Sohn mitbringen. Er hieß Erik. Für Dana war es stets am schwersten, mit den Kindern umzugehen. Die Furcht in den Augen, ihre Verzweiflung waren kaum zu ertragen. Und dann war da die Scham, die Resignation. Was immer Dana auch für die Kinder tun konnte, mit den Narben auf der Seele mussten sie leben.

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