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The Surrendered

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A brilliant, haunting story about beauty, loyalty, memory, and war-an unforgettable novel that returns to themes of expatriatism and Korean culture that first made Chang-rae Lee's reputation.

The bestselling and award-winning author of Native Speaker, A Gesture Life, and Aloft returns with a masterful new novel. A spellbinding story, startling in its insights and impact, The Surrendered amplifies the gifts we have seen in Lee's previous works, and, written in the third person, evokes a whole new narrative power.

In The Surrendered, the lasting memory of the Korean War changes the lives of two of its survivors-a Korean girl and an American vet-as well as the lives of those who come to know them. Hector Brennan was a handsome GI stationed in Korea during the war. June Han was a girl orphaned by the fighting. For a season of wartime existence, their lives overlapped at a missionary-run orphanage. Now, thirty years later, they are reunited in the United States in an unusual mission that will force them to come to terms with their individual experiences of that time, but also the secret they share. As Chang-rae Lee moves back and forth between 195 0s Korea and 198 0s New York, New Jersey, and Italy, he weaves a stunning, layered story-exploring issues of class, identity, cultural memory, loyalty, betrayal, and personal reinvention-in the subtly emotional way that readers have come to expect. Building to a powerful revelation of the novel's captivating mystery, this is a beautiful, mesmerizing work, elegantly suspenseful and deeply affecting.

 
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Used availability for Chang-Rae Lee's The Surrendered


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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-4087-0238-X / 978-1-4087-0238-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-59448-976-9 / 978-1-59448-976-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 0-349-12297-0 / 978-0-349-12297-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-59448-501-1 / 978-1-59448-501-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-4087-0239-8 / 978-1-4087-0239-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-59448-764-2 / 978-1-59448-764-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clearway Logistics Knv
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

March 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2010 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-4407-8675-5 / 978-1-4407-8675-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-4407-8677-1 / 978-1-4407-8677-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Surrendered (Unabridged Audio CDs)
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-4407-8676-3 / 978-1-4407-8676-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chanr-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-4498-2114-6 / 978-1-4498-2114-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

January 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 0-14-314290-9 / 978-0-14-314290-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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