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The Bridegroom: Stories by Ha Jin - Paperback - from Discover Books (SKU: 3349359023)

The Bridegroom: Stories

The Bridegroom: Stories by Ha Jin - Paperback - from Discover Books (SKU: 3349359023)
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The Bridegroom: Stories

by Ha Jin

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  • paperback
Condition
GOOD
ISBN 10
0375724931
ISBN 13
9780375724930
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Vintage. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

Synopsis

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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Discover Books US (US)
Seller Inventory #
3349359023
Title
The Bridegroom: Stories
Author
Ha Jin
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - GOOD
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0375724931
ISBN 13
9780375724930
Publisher
Vintage
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
This edition first published
September 11, 2001

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About Discover Books

Our company was launched based on the fundamental belief that used books have value and should never go to waste. Prior to our founding, many of our staff worked in the thrift industry where we saw millions of books being sent to landfills each year. With each discarded book, we thought of the imagination, magic, and knowledge lost forever to a garbage heap and we endeavored to find a better way.

We think books should achieve their greatest possible purpose: Whether purchased by another reader, donated to help a child acquire the lifelong skill of literacy, or recycled as a new product, it has a story to tell. We let stories live on.

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