Chang-rae Lee is the author of NATIVE SPEAKER, A GESTURE LIFE, ALOFT, THE SURRENDERED and ON SUCH A FULL SEA. He is a professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, where he teaches creative writing.
In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. In this world lives Fan, a female fish-tank diver, who leaves her home in the B-Mor settlement when the man she loves mysteriously disappears. Fan’s journey to find him takes her out of the safety of B-Mor, through the anarchic Open Counties, where crime is rampant with scant governmental oversight, and to a faraway charter village, in a quest that will soon become legend to those she left behind.