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Waiting

by Jin, Ha

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pantheon Books, 1999. Ex-Library. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 1999 Pantheon Books ( Random House) FIRST edition of the National Book Award winner. This book is in FINE/FINE condition. It is ex-library with only a crossed out stamp along the top page edges. The interior is very clean and unmarked. The DJ had been mylar wrapped so there is virtually no wear and it is not price clipped. Also receive the 1998 Zoland Books F/F of In the Pond in F/F condition..

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: Bren-Books.com US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: 3553
  • Title: Waiting
  • Author: Jin, Ha
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Place: New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 1999
  • Keywords: FICTION


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