A Gesture Life

A Gesture Life is a novel written by Chang-Rae Lee, a South Korean author who has been living in the United States since 1965, which takes the form of a narrative of an elderly physician named Doc Hata, who deals with everyday life in a small town in the United States called Bedley Run, and who remembers treating Korean comfort women for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. He once owned a medical and surgical supply store and he has an adopted daughter named Sunny. The relationship between these two is quite disturbed and leads to certain problems. All the problems which Doc Hata has to deal with can be led back to his experiences in the Japanese Imperial Army in the World War II.

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A Gesture Life - The Asian American Literary Prize
... Chang-Rae Lee got the Asian American Literary Prize for A Gesture Life in the year 2000 ... The book gives an insight into an immigrant's life that no one could get just from seeing the outside ...

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