Li-Young Lee writes often about his father. What is his father like and what do you think he admires most about him? Li-Young Lee

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Li-Young Lee was born in Jakarta in Indonesia. His parents were Chinese and political refugees. His father in fact spent nineteen months in an Indonesian jail as a political prisoner. After fleeing Indonesia they arrived in the States when Lee was six. His father became a Presbyterian minister and he grew up in Pensnsylvania.

His father taught him how to read from the Bible and also the family had a time of silence at least two times a week. Lee writes that "it was one more detail of my life with my father which made me feel strange in a world...

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