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The Bridegroom by Ha Jin - Paperback - First Paperback Edition - September 2001 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000836)

The Bridegroom

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The Bridegroom

by Ha Jin

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New York: Vintage International, September 2001. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition / Full number line. Very Good+. Corner wear. Unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 240 pages. A collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human as they are surprising, disturbing, and delightful. Contents: Saboteur, Alive, In the Kindergarten, A Tiger Fighter is Hard to Find, Broken, The Bridegroom, An Entrepreneur's Story, Flame, A Bad Joke, An Official Reply, The Woman from New York, After Cowboy Chicken Came to Town.


A collection of short stories, brilliantly exploring the lives of ordinary Chinese, as their constricted society begins to open up to the West, from the author of Waiting, confirming Ha Jin's reputation as a master storyteller.This new collection of short stories by the award-winning author of Waiting confirms Ha Jin's reputation as a master storyteller, as well as a master of the miniature.In The Bridegroom, the twelve stories capture a China in transition, moving from Maoism towards a more open society. For these men and women, starting to feel the influence of the West, the daily dramas of a system that still struggles to control their every move and thought are made all the more painful by this. As his characters, from an entrepreneur, transformed from black-market criminal to free market hero, to the workers at Cowboy Chicken, to the professor mistaken by the police for a saboteur, continue to struggle against petty injustices and heartbreaks, Ha Jin celebrates their lives and humanity with the understated humour and simplicity that has won him widespread acclaim.


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The Bridegroom
Ha Jin
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Vintage International
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New York
Date published
September 2001
fiction, short stories, humor, social life, customs, China
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China; Fiction; Humor, Comedy, Satire, Funny stuff;

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