Whether it’s the L.A. Times, The Washington Post , or the New York Times Book Review, everyone seems to be talking about Chang-rae Lee and his latest novel “The Surrendered.” Lee’s recent release is an ambitious work characterizing the ruinous effects of the Korean War and follows his acclaimed novels “Native Speaker,” “A Gesture Life,” and “Aloft.”
“I’m fascinated by people who find themselves in positions of alienation or some kind of cultural dissonance,” states Lee on the site of Princeton University where he teaches creative writing. “The characters may not always be Asian Americans, but they will always be people who are thinking about the culture and how they fit or don’t fit into it.”
How fitting then, for Lee to appear for a reading and signing next to the diverse campus of the University of Michigan. Borders in Ann Arbor will proudly host Chang-rae Lee on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM at their Liberty Street location. As always, call prior to the event to confirm date, directions, and times.
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-Post by Megan Shaffer