Review: ‘On Such a Full Sea’ by Chang-Rae Lee

John Freeman reviews ‘On Such a Full Sea’ by Chang-Rae Lee in The Boston Globe

Why do novelists love to destroy America? Of our best living writers, a startling number have brought the United States to its knees.

From Denis Johnson in his 1985 novel “Fiskadoro” to Cormac McCarthy with his 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner, “The Road,” recent American literature syncopates to the apocalypse.

Now with “On Such a Full Sea,” one of our most silken storytellers, Chang-Rae Lee, has imagined how it all goes wrong in the darkest installment of this literary night terror yet.

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