‘A lovely, standing forgery’: Representations of the house and domestic space in ‘A Gesture Life’ by Chang-Rae Lee

Chang-Rae Lee’s novel A Gesture Life uses representations of domestic space, juxtaposed with the political space of the nation and empire, to negotiate formulations of identity and raise questions about what ‘citizenship’ means in a globalized world. The traditional immigrant narrative is subverted through the unreliable narration of Franklin Hata, which builds a fragile, constructed… Continue reading ‘A lovely, standing forgery’: Representations of the house and domestic space in ‘A Gesture Life’ by Chang-Rae Lee