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THE BRIDEGROOM: Stories by  Ha Jin - First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing - 2000 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller and Biblio.com

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THE BRIDEGROOM: Stories

by Jin, Ha

Condition: As New/Fine


New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pantheon Books, 2000. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. As new, unread copy, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. L62


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.


  • Bookseller: Joe Staats, Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 18976
  • Title: THE BRIDEGROOM: Stories
  • Author: Jin, Ha
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: As New
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0375420673
  • ISBN 13: 9780375420672
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Place: New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 2000
  • Keywords: FICTION SHORT STORIES SINGLE AUTHOR
  • Bookseller catalogs: Stories;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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