“Heartbreaking, sexy, and frequently funny.”—Stephan Lee, Entertainment Weekly
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Years later, after his suicide (Lee uses it as a hook for his opening), Eric concludes that “Joshua was a liar, a narcissist, a naysayer, a bully, and a misogynist.” Add to that list: a bore.Jun 17 2012 | Read Full Review of The Collective: A Novel
Lee (Yellow) usually writes about pairs of menâbrothers, friends, cops, writers, often polar oppositesâbut here develops a mixed triad, as narrator Eric Cho and the tyrannical Joshua Yoon, both aspiring novelists, befriend dormmate Jessica Tsai, a painter/sculptor.May 07 2012 | Read Full Review of The Collective: A Novel
The passionate and infuriating young artists at the center of Lee's third novel, The Collective, spend an inordinate amount of time trying to define themselves.Jul 18 2012 | Read Full Review of The Collective: A Novel
These are the questions that third time novelist Don Lee puts forth in his breathtaking new novel, The Collective, which follows three friends of Asian American descent throughout their 20s, first in college and then living together in Boston, as they try to make a mark for themselves in the art ...Dec 06 2012 | Read Full Review of The Collective: A Novel
Long after the 3AC has disbanded, Eric reflects on these events as he tries to make sense of Joshua’s recent suicide.
With wit, humor, and compassion, The Collective explores the dream of becoming an artist, and questions whether the reality is worth the sacrifice.
His is the sort of special talent and negative charisma around which a great deal of activity is frequently generated, and eventually the three main characters find themselves founders of a thriving group of young Asian-American artists called the Collective.Aug 22 2012 | Read Full Review of The Collective: A Novel
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