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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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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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

January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-59448-501-1 / 978-1-59448-501-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-4087-0239-8 / 978-1-4087-0239-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-59448-764-2 / 978-1-59448-764-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clearway Logistics Knv
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Audio Editions

March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
Publisher: Recorded Books
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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
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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
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2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 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
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2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chanr-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-4498-2114-6 / 978-1-4498-2114-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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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 Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
Publisher: Abacus
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January 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Surrendered
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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