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Janice Y. K. Lee 

When: Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. 2016

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

JANICE Y.K. LEE: THE EXPATRIATES

The latest book by the celebrated author of The Piano Teacher centers on a trio of overachieving Korean American women experiencing various forms of upheaval in their adopted home of Hong Kong. Of the two who have come east to accommodate a husband's job, one is trapped in a loveless marriage and hungers for motherhood, while the other grapples with unrecoverable loss. Completing the triad is a recent Columbia graduate who struggles to find her footing in a world that feels provisional on every level. As in Lee's previous best-seller, The Expatriates balances acute social satire with nuanced character development and finely calibrated language. Her depiction of Americans abroad has been praised in the grandest way possible, with comparisons to Henry James from The New York Times, which pretty much says it all. —David Klein

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