Native Speaker


The debut novel from critically-acclaimed and New York Instances–bestselling creator of On Such a Full Sea and My Yr Overseas.

In Native Speaker, creator Chang-rae Lee introduces readers to Henry Park. Park has spent his complete life making an attempt to grow to be a real American—a local speaker. However even because the essence of his adopted nation continues to elude him, his Korean heritage appears to float additional and additional away.

Park’s harsh Korean upbringing has taught him to cover his feelings, to recollect all the pieces he learns, and most of all to really feel an awesome sense of alienation. In different phrases, it has formed him as a pure spy.

However the very attributes that assist him to excel in his career put a pressure on his marriage to his American spouse and stand in the best way of his coming to phrases together with his younger son’s dying. When he’s assigned to spy on a rising Korean-American politician, his very id is examined, and he should work out who he’s amid not solely the conflicts inside himself but additionally inside the ethnic and political tensions of the New York Metropolis streets.

Native Speaker is a narrative of cultural alienation. It’s about fathers and sons, concerning the want to attach with the world slightly than stand aside from it, about loyalty and betrayal, concerning the alien in all of us and who we lastly are.

Writer ‏ : ‎ Riverhead Books; Reprint version (March 1, 1996)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 349 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1573225312
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1573225311
Merchandise Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.11 x 1 x 8 inches


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