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Re Jane - A Novel

Patricia Park

"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. From the Hardcover edition.

"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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Diana Bang

Length:

13h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:37


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:52


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:52


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:12


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:22


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:03


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:20


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:07


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:44


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:18


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:56


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:20


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:06


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:43


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:12


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:35


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:08


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:22


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:55


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:37


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:24


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:04


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:05


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:34


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:45


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

01:06


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:38


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:31


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:11


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:14


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:37


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:17


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:15


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:47


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:23


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:25


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:36


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:58


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:22


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

02:08


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

02:34


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:40


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:40


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:05


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:08


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:58


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:31


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:31


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:59


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:16


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:13


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:50


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:30


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:23


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:46


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:30


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:18


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:16


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:38


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

00:36