On Such a Full Sea
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    Jan-2014 (Hardcover)
    Dec-2014 (Paperback)
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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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    • Dec-2014
    • Riverhead
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1594632898
    • ISBN13: 9781594632891
    • First Edition
    • Jan-2014
    • Riverhead
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1594486107
    • ISBN13: 9781594486104
    • Jan-2014
    • Riverhead
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1594633258
    • ISBN13: 9781594633256
    • Jan-2014
    • Penguin
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1101632143
    • ISBN13: 9781101632147
    • Jan-2014
    • Little, Brown
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1408705486
    • ISBN13: 9781408705483
    • Jan-2014
    • Penguin Audio
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 1611762219
    • ISBN13: 9781611762211
    • May-2014
    • Thorndike Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1410468879
    • ISBN13: 9781410468871
    • Large Print

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