The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee


The lives of June Han, Sylvie Tanner and Hector Brennan all intersect in this story which spans from 1930 Korea to the 1980's in Italy. In the early 1950's, June, a refugee from the Korean War, is brought to an orphanage where Hector, an ex-GI from New York, is working. Sylvie is the wife of Reverend Tanner and helps him oversee and teach at the orphanage.

As Lee's narrative flips back and forth through time, the stories of all three are told and their harrowing pasts are gradually revealed. Now, June is dying and wants to find her son which means reconnecting with people she has tried hard to forget. Check catalog for availability.

- Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central




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