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Re Jane: A Novel
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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 of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut.
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Street Date:
05/05/2015
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9781101921739
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Patricia Park. (2015). Re Jane: A Novel. Unabridged Books on Tape.

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Re Jane is snappy and memorable, with its clever narrator and insights on clashing cultures.”—Entertainment Weekly
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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 of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut.
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        Park’s debut is a cheeky, clever homage to Jane Eyre, interwoven with touching meditations on Korean-American identity. Jane Re has never felt like she fit in, and not just because she’s a half-Korean orphan in the “all-Korean, all the time” enclave of Flushing, Queens. After graduating from CUNY, she’s still stocking shelves in her uncle’s grocery store while her overachieving peers have moved on to graduate school and high-profile finance jobs. Desperate for a change of scenery, Jane takes a job as an au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, a Brooklyn couple with an adopted Chinese daughter. Jane comes to love her charge, her new neighborhood, and her new bosses. But when the friendly bond she shares with Ed Farley goes a step too far, she flees New York for Seoul, where she gets in touch with her roots and uncovers a new sense of identity. Though the Brontë references occasionally land with the subtlety of an anvil, Park’s clever one-liners make the story memorable, and her riffs on cultural identity will resonate with any reader who’s ever felt out of place. Agent: Esmond Harmsworth and Lane Zachary, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth.

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      • content: Jane Re is half-American, half-Korean--and an unlikely character for this contemporary retelling of the British classic JANE EYRE. Jane's plucky, sarcastic interior monologue is delivered in bright tones by Diana Bang. The story takes listeners from the New York boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn to Seoul, Korea. We feel the ups and downs of being a multiracial orphan through Bang's characterization of Jane. As people are indifferent, inconsiderate, and downright mean to Jane, Bang delivers insensitive lines of dialogue filled with the glee of the mean-spirited. She uses believable accents to convey the novel's range of nationalities--from Brooklynites to Koreans living in America. At times, her emphatic delivery lacks variation in tone, but the fast-paced story keeps one listening. M.R. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine
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