Native Speaker Literature Guide

Author: Chang-rae Lee

Genre: Fiction

Publication Date: 1995

Introduction

With his marriage in tatters and his career in private surveillance in danger, Korean American Henry Park takes on a new assignment at work: getting close to politician John Kwang in order to collect information on him. At the same time, he reflects on the lives and deaths of his parents, the tragic death of his young son, and how his past has shaped his identity. As his work with Kwang draws to an unexpectedly tragic end, he reconnects with his wife and ultimately finds an identity that satisfies.

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