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Re Jane (Hardcover) (Patricia Park)

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Re Jane is snappy and memorable, with its clever narrator and insights on clashing cultures.”—Entertainment WeeklyFor Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle’s grocery store and politely observes the traditional principle of nunchi (a combination of good manners, hierarchy, and obligation). Desperate for a new life, she’s thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter. Inducted into the world of organic food co-ops, and nineteenth–century novels, Jane is the recipient of Beth Mazer’s feminist lectures and Ed Farley’s very male attention. But when a family death interrupts Jane and Ed’s blossoming affair, she flies off to Seoul, leaving New York far behind.Reconnecting with family, and struggling to learn the ways of modern-day Korea, Jane begins to wonder if Ed Farley is really the man for her. Jane returns to Queens, where she must find a balance between two cultures and accept who she really is.Re Jane is a bright, comic story of falling in love, finding strength, and living not just out of obligation to others, but for one’s self.Journeying from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, this is a fresh, contemporary retelling ofJane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut.
A journey from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, ?Re Jane is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut

For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens is the place she?s been trying to escape from her whole life. A sardonic yet vulnerable college grad, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle?s grocery store and politely observes, the traditional principle of nunchi (a combination of good manners, hierarchy, and obligation). Desperate for a new life, she?s thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter. Inducted into the world of organic food co-ops, and nineteenth century novels, Jane is the recipient of Beth Mazer?s lectures on feminism and Ed Farley?s very male attention. But when a family death interrupts Jane and Ed?s blossoming affair, she flies off to Seoul, leaving New York far behind.

Reconnecting with family, and struggling to learn the ways of modern-day Korea, Jane begins to wonder if Ed Farley is really the man for her. Jane returns to Queens, where she must find a balance between two cultures and accept who she really is. Re Jane is a bright, comic, and unforgettable story of falling in love, finding strength, and living not just out of obligation to others, but for one?s self.
Number of Pages: 342
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Patricia Park
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2015
TCIN: 16985523
UPC: 9780525427407
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-9819
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