The Resource On such a full sea, Chang-rae Lee

On such a full sea, Chang-rae Lee

Label
On such a full sea
Title
On such a full sea
Statement of responsibility
Chang-rae Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
In a class-divided future America where urban neighborhoods function as labor colonies for elite charter villages, Fan, a female fish-tank diver, embarks on what becomes a legendary quest to find the man she loves in a region overcome by anarchic forces.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2015 Finalist
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10234381
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Chang-rae
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Social stratification
  • Chinese Americans
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Chinese Americans
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Social stratification
Target audience
adult
Label
On such a full sea, Chang-rae Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
996272
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781594486104
Lccn
2013036600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594486104
  • (OCoLC)837179779
Label
On such a full sea, Chang-rae Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
996272
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781594486104
Lccn
2013036600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594486104
  • (OCoLC)837179779

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