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Book Nook: The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee
An interview with Chang-rae Lee about his novel "The Surrendered" (Riverhead Books)
The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee (Riverhead Books)
March 7, 2011
Chang-rae Lee's ambitious novel "The Surrendered" is a sprawling, cinematic journey across time. Readers are transported to Manchuria in the early 1930's, Korea in the early 1950's, and modern day New Jersey and Italy.
Lee has imagined 3 main characters here , a missionary, a Korean War orphan, and a GI. Their lives become intertwined through tragedy and haunting circumstance. The author is a masterful storyteller. In this interview he describes how he crafted this work and how he chose to become a writer.