Advanced Search
X
Advanced Search
Fiction
Nonfiction
All
Fiction
Nonfiction
All
Fiction
Nonfiction
All
On Hand
Available to Order
search image
  • On Such a Full Sea
  • Author: Chang-Rae Lee
  • ISBN: 9781594632891
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Pub Date: 12/2014
  • Pages: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • Price: $16.00
Description View

"Watching a talented writer take a risk is one of the pleasures of devoted reading, and "On Such a Full Sea "provides all that and more. . . . With "On Such a Full Sea," Chang-rae Lee] has found a new way to explore his old preoccupation: the oft-told tale of the desperate, betraying, lonely human heart."--Andrew Sean Greer, "The New York Times Book Review"
"I've never been a fan of grand hyperbolic declarations in book reviews, but faced with "On Such a Full Sea," I have no choice but to ask: Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today?"--Porochista Khakpour, "The Los Angeles Times"
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.

About the Author View
Genres & Subjects View
COVER PRICE
  • Paperback $16.00

BURR RIDGE | The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 | Mon-Sat 10a-8p & Sun 11a-6p | Also Curbside Pickup | 630.920.1500

CHICAGO NWM Hospital | 201 E. Huron Street, Chicago IL 60611 | M-F 8a-6p | Sat 10a-5p | Sun closed | Also Store Pickup | 312.926.2665

CHICAGO State Street | Macy’s Lower Level 111 N. State Street, Chicago IL 60602 | Reopens 8/12/20 | 312.781.5257

VERNON HILLS | Hawthorn Mall 102 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills IL 60061 | M-Sat 11a-7p | Sun 12p-6p | Also Curbside Pickup | 847.549.7550

O’HARE AIRPORT | Gates B10, C15, E5, G1, HK4 | 10000 W. O’Hare Ave. | Chicago IL 60666 | 7 days 7a-5p | Also Store Pickup | 773.686.1281

Barbara's Bookstores have been Chicagoland's independent booksellers since 1963.

© 1963-2020 Mayuba Inc. | Barbara's Bookstores