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Re Jane is snappy and memorable, with its clever narrator and insights on clashing cultures.
Entertainment Weekly For 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 Eyreand a poignant Korean American debut.
From the Hardcover edition."
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