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Book Discussion Group

A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee

  • Date: 10/11/2017 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Central Library Friends Room
    1000 Avocado Avenue
    Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Introduction: The group is free and reservations are not required. Authors are not present unless noted.
    Everyone is welcome.

October 11th A Gesture Life  by Chang-rae Lee

A Gesture Life is the story of an upstanding citizen who has come to epitomize the decorous values of his New York suburban town. Courteous, honest, hardworking and impenetrable, Franklin Hata is a Japanese man of Korean birth who is carefuA Gesture Life Coverl to make his neighbors comfortable in his presence and to never overstep his boundaries. Precipitated by the small events surrounding him, however, his life begins to unravel and the mystery that has shaped the core of his being is revealed: his terrible, forbidden love for a young Korean Comfort Woman when he served as a medic in the Japanese army during World War II.

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