30th of 2015.

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Aloft // Chang-rae Lee.

Unlike Lee’s two previous novels centered around an Asian male, Aloft follows one white, 59 year-old Jerry Battle. But like Lee’s two previous novels, Aloft illuminates the alienating alienness of an inherent, emotionally evasive personality; Jerry Battle quietly abhors conflict so that intimacy is almost an impossibility. Perhaps that is why Lee starts the novel with the exuberant relief Jerry feels with Donnie, his personal propeller, tens to hundreds of thousands of feet away from the nearest warm bodied being.

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