Sign In | Register
WAITING by Jin Ha - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. and Biblio.com

WAITING

by Jin Ha

Condition: See description


New York: Pantheon, 1999. First edition, first issue, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo, publisher’s original black boards lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original dustjacket. 309 pp. A very fine copy, essentially as new. SIGNED BY THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, and dated the year of publication, 11/16/99. Along with the PEN/Hemingway, WAITING also took home the National Book Award.

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.


  • Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 24004
  • Title: WAITING
  • Author: Jin Ha
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1999


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



Help & frequently asked questions


Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]

$214.50

$9.50 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




Collecting Modern First Editions

Collect modern first editions

Biblio is showcasing the top book published every year starting in 1919. See if your favorite modern first edition made the list! Check out our collecting first editions by the year.

RIP (Please) George Romero: Modern Master of Zombie Horror

RIP (Please) George Romero: Modern Master of Zombie Horror

George Romero co-wrote and directed Night of the Living Dead in 1968, a film that inspired the modern zombie craze and made an indelible mark on American cinema. Come this way, horror fan...


Trustpilot