The Collective

By: Lee, Don

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In 1988, Eric Cho, an aspiring writer, arrives at Macalester College. On his first day he meets a beautiful fledgling painter, Jessica Tsai, and another would-be novelist, the larger-than-life Joshua Yoon. Brilliant, bawdy, generous, and manipulative, Joshua alters the course of their lives, rallying them together when they face an adolescent act of racism. As adults in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the three friends reunite as the 3AC, the Asian American Artists Collective--together negotiating the demands of art, love, commerce, and idealism until another racially tinged controversy hits the headlines, this time with far greater consequences. 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.

Title: The Collective

Author Name: Lee, Don

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton: 2012

ISBN Number: 0393083217

ISBN Number 13: 9780393083217

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001342

Description: 314pp. 8vo. Signed by author on the title page, book has a complete number line 1-10. Author has also written "Yellow," "Country of Origin," and "Wrack and Ruin." Book is unread, unmarked, uncut, clean, tight, and jacket has a Brodart cover.