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A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee
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Feb 04, 2009

really liked it
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Read in February, 2009

** spoiler alert ** Somehow the author makes this book largely about women, even though the first-person narrator is a man. It touches on ways that we try to belong and the ways we avoid doing so. Also the ways we fail just by not doing. The end is somewhat simplistic, and sort of solidifies the main character's tendency to abandon his loved ones, at least physically. He instead opts for lending financial support, which it seems he has always done without second thought. It is well written and the language is rich.
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02/04/2009 page 102
26.56% "I've got a feeling this will be depressing."

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Erin Since you've abandoned me physically would you like to try lending financial support as an alternative?

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