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Waiting

by Jin, Ha

Condition: Good


San Val, 2000. Library Binding. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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.


  • Seller: ThriftBooks US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: G1417709200I3N10
  • Title: Waiting
  • Author: Jin, Ha
  • Format/binding: Library Binding
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Unknown
  • ISBN 10: 1417709200
  • ISBN 13: 9781417709205
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Date published: 2000


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