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Waiting by  Ha JIN - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 107445)

Waiting

Waiting by  Ha JIN - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 107445)

Waiting

by JIN, Ha

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
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About This Item

New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by Jin to author Nicholas Delbanco and his wife: "To Nick & Elena: With deep respect and gratitude, Ha Jin 5/13/00." Additionally Signed in full above his name on the half-title. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
107445
Title
Waiting
Author
JIN, Ha
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Pantheon Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1999
Keywords
AssociationCopy, AmerLit20thCent, NBAFiction

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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