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ISBN: 9781593761097
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 24th, 2006

Even if Dana weren't a co-worker here at Third Place I'd still see similarities between this and favorite books by Kazuo Ishiguro, Shusaku Endo and Ivan Klima. Lessons is an eloquent novel of mounting desperation, occasional eroticism, intense inwardness, and a crisis of cultural identity occurring while Teacher Li's Taiwan continues to hang suspended tenuously between China and the West. Imbued with a richly perceptive voice and engrossing tension.