Wrack and Ruin

Wrack and Ruin

by Don Lee
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Wrack and Ruin by Don Lee

An exhilarating comic satire with the quirky energy of The Wonder Boys and Sideways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393062328
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Don Lee is the author of the novels The Collective, Wrack and Ruin, and Country of Origin, and the story collection Yellow. He has received an American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, an O. Henry Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Temple University and splits his time between Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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Wrack and Ruin 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TheReadingWriter More than 1 year ago
I adored this book. It had me laughing in public places and snickering into my coffee. All the characters had real flaws but Lee was fair--everyone was flawed. And what's more, I liked them the better for it. Lyndon Song, ex-New York sculptor and brussel sprouts-farmer extraordinaire, and his failed financier brother Woody, make a madcap pair amongst the other odd personages of Rosarita Bay, California. Lee was much more fluent in this work than in his earlier work, Country of Origin, and it seemed he was having a better time as well. The action and personalities seemed so very Californian to me, and since I live on the east coast, it felt like a trip away. A television series that gives me that same "quirky California" feel is Six Feet Under.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago