Join The Ivy Bookshop staff as it welcome internationally renowned author Chang-rae Lee for a reading and book signing from his newest novel, On Such a Full Sea. The Ivy will raffle one copy of a limited, numbered edition of the book, with a specially designed cover and first-of-its-kind 3D printed slip case.
About the Book
In the future America depicted in On Such A Full Sea, society is strictly stratified by class. Abandoned urban neighborhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labor colonies. Members of the labor class — descendants of those brought over en masse many years earlier from environmentally ruined provincial China — find purpose and identity in their work to provide pristine produce and fish to the small, elite, satellite charter villages that ring the labor settlement.
In this world lives Fan, a female fish-tank diver, who leaves her home in the B-Mor settlement (once known as Baltimore), when the man she loves mysteriously disappears. Fan’s journey to find him takes her out of the safety of B-Mor, through the anarchic Open Countries, where crime is rampant with scant governmental oversight, and to a faraway charter village, in a quest that will soon become legend to those she left behind.
About the Author
Chang-rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction. His other novels include A Gesture Life, Aloft, and The Surrendered, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Selected by The New Yorker as one of the “20 Writers for the 21st Century,” Chang-rae Lee teaches writing at Princeton University.