In Native Speaker, what are Henry's challenges living an immigrant life?

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Native Speaker is, in many ways, a Korean-American reimagination of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. -A. Magazine

Native Speaker is the debut novel by Chang-Rae Lee, published in 1995. It is the story of Henry Park, the book's narrator. The major theme of the book is Henry's struggle to fit into American society. Like Lee, Henry is Korean-American. When the novel starts, Park's wife, a white American woman who works as a speech therapist, has left him: "The day my wife left she gave me a list of who I was" (1). Identity is a key part of the book.

While the book is about many things, I would...

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