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A Gesture Life - Lee, Chang-rae
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Chang-rae Lee's much-awaited second novel is a haunting, compelling exploration of the Japanese experience of the Second World War, and the fate of their Comfort Women. 'You make a whole life out of gestures and politeness,' Sunny tells her adoptive father, Franklin Hata. Born in Korea and raised in Japan, Franklin deflects everyone - even his daughter - with courtesy and impenetrable decorum, becoming a respected elder of his small, prosperous American town. As Sunny tries to unpick her father's scrupulous self-control, ...

A Gesture Life 2002, Wheeler Publishing, Waterville, ME

ISBN-13: 9781587242878

Large type / large print


A Gesture Life 2001, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862074019


A Gesture Life 2000, Riverhead Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781573228282

Trade paperback

Gesture Life 2000, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862073371


A Gesture Life 1999, Riverhead Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781573221467


Gesture Life 1999, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862073401