Re Jane: A Novel
Publish date: 2015-05-05
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
The danger in reviewing Patricia Park's book is that in listing her many accolades & accomplishments, you’ll miss out on the smart fun of her debut novel, Re Jane. She’s not only a Fulbright scholar, but a first-time novelist who earned the author trifecta: The New York Times Sunday Book Review...
There are two ways to look at this book -- as a retelling of Jane Eyre and as a novel on its own terms. It's clearly indebted to Jane Eyre -- frequently, the allusions are subtle; sometimes, she might as well be jumping up and down waving a flag. Still, Park's her own writer -- this is its own story...
Jane has lived in Flushing, Queens her entire life. After she was orphaned as a baby, her grandfather sent her from South Korea to live with her Uncle in America. She was always told it was for her own good due to the fact that her father was an American G.I. During that time, many Koreans were stil...