Chang-Rae Lee: "On Such A Full Sea"

Chang-Rae Lee: "On Such A Full Sea"

Award-winning author Chang-rae Lee talks about the genesis for his new dystopian novel. It is a cautionary tale of income inequality, class divisions and environmental decline.

Award-winning author Chang-rae Lee sets his new novel in a dystopian future America. Post-industrial cities like Baltimore and Detroit have been converted into forced labor camps populated by Chinese immigrant workers who produce food and supplies for a suburban elite. He explains how he came to write this cautionary tale of income inequality, class divisions and environmental decline.

Guests

Chang-Rae Lee

award-winning author of several novels, including "Native Speaker." He teaches writing at Princeton University.

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Excerpted from "On Such A Full Sea" by Chang-rae Lee by arrangement with Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., Copyright © 2014 by Chang-rae Lee. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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