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Waiting  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  Ha Jin - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and Biblio.com

Waiting - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Jin, Ha

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


New York: Pantheon Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0375406530 . A Fine first printing of the first edition in alike dust-jacket, signed by author Ha Jin on title page; Ha Jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary China to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling .

Jīn Xuěfēi is a contemporary Chinese-American writer using the pen name Ha Jin. He was born in Liaoning, China. The novel, Waiting , won the National Book Awards in 1999. This moving and deeply ironic novel centers on the lives of three people. It begins in the year 1963 and stretches over a twenty-year span in China during the Cultural Revolution. Lin Kong, a deeply flawed, devoted army doctor; his humble wife Shuyu, whom his family chose for him when he was young, and Lin Kong’s girlfriend, an educated modern nurse, Manna Wu. For years he has asked his wife for a divorce, and for years she agrees, then backs out before the divorce can take place. The book contrasts city and country life, modern life with traditional, all colored with the restrictions that are part of living under communist law. Written with extraordinary precision, depth and grace, Ha Jin does not disappoint.




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