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And loved ones on the ground But he can't stay in the air forever Only months before his th birthday a culmination of family crises finally pull Jerry down from his emotionally distant courseJerry learns that his family's stability is in jeopardy His father Hank is growing increasingly unhappy in his assisted living facility His son Jack has taken over the family landscaping business but is running it into bankruptcy His daughter Theresa has become pregnant and has been diagnosed with cancer His longtime girlfriend Rita who helped raise his children h.

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[Read] ➵ Aloft ➼ Chang-rae Lee – Nessville.me The New York Times–bestselling novel by the critically acclaimed author of Native Speaker and A Gesture LifeAt 59 Jerry Battle is coasting through life His favorite pastime is flying his small plane[Read] Aloft Chang rae Lee Nessville.me The New York Times–bestselling novel by the critically acclaimed author of Native Speaker and A Gesture LifeAt 59 Jerry Battle is coasting through life His favorite pastime is flying his small plane The New York Times–bestselling novel by the critically acclaimed author of Native Speaker and A Gesture LifeAt Jerry Battle is coasting through life His favorite pastime is flying his small plane high above Long Island Aloft he can escape from the troubles that plague his family neighbors.

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Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì Chang Rae Lee born July is a first generation Korean American novelistLee was born in Korea in He emigrated to the United States with his family when he was years old He was raised in Westchester New York but attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter New Hampshire He received his BA in English from Yale University and MFA in Writing from the University of Oregon He worked.

aloft kindle Aloft MOBIAnd loved ones on the ground But he can't stay in the air forever Only months before his th birthday a culmination of family crises finally pull Jerry down from his emotionally distant courseJerry learns that his family's stability is in jeopardy His father Hank is growing increasingly unhappy in his assisted living facility His son Jack has taken over the family landscaping business but is running it into bankruptcy His daughter Theresa has become pregnant and has been diagnosed with cancer His longtime girlfriend Rita who helped raise his children h.

10 thoughts on “Aloft

  1. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBIFeb 2009 book club selectionThis book was very challenging for me to get through because I can't stand long sentences It's really tough to remember what's going on if you didn't read this in one sitting and it's tough to read this in one sitting because I didn't feel like anything drove the storyline There's not so much a story as it is a glimpse in a period of a time in a 59 year old's life I suppose it's about family But it reads like a journal with many topical detours that may have had a purpose but because they were so verb


  2. Book Concierge Book Concierge says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBIAudiobook performed by Don Leslie From the book jacket Aloft offers a reexamination of the American dream from the inside out through the voice of Jerry Battle a suburban middle aged man who has lived his entire life on Long Island New York Battle’s favorite diversion is to fly his small plane solo; slipping away for uick flights over the Island Jerry has been disappearing for years Then a family crisis occurs and Jerry finds he must face his disengagement


  3. Mara Mara says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBII guess the point of this book is that it's kind of apathetic and just sort of drifts along with no particular direction Which is all well and good except that it doesn't make for a very good read It's sort of boring and annoying In this book all the characters are flat and rather unlikeable Due to the first person narrator we don't even get much of a sense of the other characters; they're just sort of background noise to the non story being told The effect is that we never really feel connected to the story and don't really care about any of the characters Also our first person narrator has an extreme tendency to ramble in run on sentences As a literary techniue I don't mind this too much but when the character himself is boring any little uirk in his voice becomes grating


  4. Rose Rose says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBILike eating a bowl of whipped cream bland and fluffy though well crafted and containing a suitable number of tragic life events Reads somewhat like an homage to Richard Ford


  5. Rev. Nyarkoleptek Rev. Nyarkoleptek says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBII never thought I'd suggest that an author dumb it down but here I am Aloft is not a poorly written novel the exact opposite actually; you can tell Chang rae Lee's really making use of his educational background But that craftmanship is the reason that I didn't buy the narrator's voice Maybe I just don't travel in the right circles but Jerry the lead character and narrator spoke too elouently to be believable He's a blue collar working stiff Why's his internal dialog sounding like a Princeton English professor Well the book was written by a Princeton English professor That's why And from what I read which admittedly wasn't much there's nothing to indicate that Jerry's silent elo


  6. Ron Charles Ron Charles says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBIIt's early yet and the fall season will certainly bring some wonderful novels but it seems safe to say that Aloft will be one of the best books of the year Given the beauty of Chang rae Lee's previous work this isn't too surprising In 1999 A Gesture Life appeared on many best of the year lists including ours Before that his first novel Native Speaker 1995 won several of those second tier prizes that sometimes signal a great talent has entered the libraryAlthough the Korean born author has written specifically about the Asian American experience Lee's audience has always been diverse responding to his universal themes of dislocation and identity With Aloft he moves even further from the outlines of his own cultural heritage presenting a narrator who's Italian American a retired landscaper in an affluent


  7. Becca Becca says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBII bought Aloft for two reasons first of all it was on the bargain book table at Booksmith But importantly it is by Chang Rae Lee A few years ago I read another book of his for my contemporary novel class Native Speaker For me Native Speaker was one of those books that seemed like it was written just for me It's easily one of my favorite books of all time I didn't enjoy Aloft as much but like Native Speaker it tackles the themes of race and family and how those both factor in to identity Also like Native Speaker it is very well writtenI think the reason that I like Lee's books so much is that they are about life situations that are entirely different from my own and yet are completely relatable Native Speaker in particular focuses on race and assimilation but it is framed in such a way that it's not just about how being Korean American affects the main character but how we are all shaped by our families and our language and our geo


  8. Erin Erin says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBIWhat a beautiful book Aloft is the story of Jerry Battle an almost sixty partial retiree who by his own admission floats above the problems of life through denial and self centeredness Chang rae Lee doesn't make Jerry despicable just pitiable


  9. Chris Chris says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBIThis is a family drama which usually means a chick lit type of book However make no mistake this is a guy's book Even specifically it is a middle aged guy's book I doubt that I would have found much to interest me if I read this at 20 but at 50 it resonated as closely as stories told at a family reunion and at times I felt like an uncle grabbed me and said Don't laugh have you thought we could be talking about youJerry Battle would be unlikable if he weren't so honest That is probably also why this book works As self centered as they come he is also a keen observer of human nature particularly his own Jerry has to constantly remind himself of how he SHOULD feel or act at a certain time and take himself to task for falling short Using the imagery of flight we take a seat next to Jerry as he in his annoyingly detached way describes the events of his life and those of his family Always from a safe emotional distance in the clouds From above one can s


  10. Yulia Yulia says:

    Paperback Ù Aloft Epub Ì aloft kindle, Aloft MOBII'll always read what Lee writes but I'm baffled by the critical praise this book received His narrator is a retired landscaper who's Italian American but I just never bought that Lee was comfortable in this skin He alternates between overwriting aggressively long sentences and using slang and tough guy talk that just never seems plausible as if the narrator has to remind himself of his role but continues to fall out of character Some sentences were so tangled by their ambition I'd find myself unable to get past them; they were so intractable It's not that I couldn'


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