Native Speaker Characters

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Henry Park

Henry is a first generation Korean American. He is a college-educated professional and as narrator of the novel, he is an articulate and keen observer of everything around him. In fact, Henry thinks a great deal of his problems can be traced to his knack for being the unseen observer who is never the participant.

Henry has an unusual profession. He refers to himself as a spy and there is perhaps no better word for his occupation even though he does not work in the service of any government. He works for a private company that will provide information on anyone for a price. Due to his ethnicity, Henry's particular area of specialization includes people of Asian descent. In this way, Henry believes that he exploits those he should feel a special kinship to.

Henry is not the only person that holds him in low regard at...

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