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On Such a Full Sea

(2014)
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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 neighbourhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labour colonies. And the members of the labour 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 labour 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: On Such A Full Sea (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
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Title: On Such a Full Sea: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-59448-610-7 / 978-1-59448-610-4 (USA edition)
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Title: On Such a Full Sea: Signed Limited Edition
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Title: On Such A Full Sea
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Title: On Such a Full Sea: A Novel
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Title: On Such a Full Sea
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Title: On Such A Full Sea
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: On Such a Full Sea
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ISBN: 1-59463-206-5 / 978-1-59463-206-8 (USA edition)
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Title: On Such a Full Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-61176-221-9 / 978-1-61176-221-1 (USA edition)
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Title: On Such a Full Sea: A Novel
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Title: On Such a Full Sea: A Novel
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Title: On Such A Full Sea
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