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Waiting

By Jin, Ha




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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Waiting

JIN, Ha

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.

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Price: $300.00


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WAITING

Jin Ha

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.

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Price: $214.50


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Waiting - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Jin, Ha

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 .

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Price: $179.00


Waiting

Jin, Ha

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.

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Price: $131.23


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Waiting (SIGNED)

Jin, Ha

New York, New York: Pantheon Books / Random House, 1999. Fine. Tight, unread. DJ in plastic cover with price corner intact. Ha Jin has signed his name on the title page in English. Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Fiction, winner of the year 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and finalist for the year 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.. Signed by Author. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

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Price: $125.00


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Waiting

Ha Jin

2000-07-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $124.53


Waiting (Chinese Edition)

Ha Jin

2015-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $123.05


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Waiting

JIN, Ha

London: William Heinemann, 2000. Softcover. Fine. Uncorrected proof of the first English edition. Fine in wrappers. Signed by Jin. Winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.

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Price: $120.00


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Waiting

Jin, Ha

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375406530 Winner of the 1999 National Book Award, and Pen/Faulkner award. This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine gilt. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Pantheon Reading Group Guide laid in. Signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. . Fine. 1999. First Edition.

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Price: $120.00


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Waiting

JIN, Ha

New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by Jin. Winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.

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Price: $120.00


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Waiting

JIN, Ha

London: William Heinemann, 2000. Softcover. Fine. Uncorrected proof of the first English edition. Fine in wrappers. Signed by Jin. Winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.

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Price: $120.00


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Waiting.

JIN, Ha

New York: Pantheon, 1999. Signed on the title page and dated Nov. 4, 1999 by the author. First edition / First printing. Black paper spine, black paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

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Price: $115.00


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WAITING

Jin, Ha

New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 1999. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 308 pages. The author's breakthrough second novel. One of the greatest American novels of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Ha Jin's "Waiting". The novel that finally brought Ha Jin mainstream, "bestseller" success in the United States and the international recognition he richly deserved after a period of obscurity. Translated into numerous languages, "Waiting" is firmly identified with Ha Jin even though he had already published a brilliant body of work that includes two poetry collections, two short story collections, and a novel. Ha Jin came to the United States as an adult barely able to speak English. He still has difficulty speaking it and has said that the main impetus for writing is the opportunity it affords him to sit down and write and re-write, edit and re-edit, and start all over again if necessary until he is satisfied with the results. He has begun and abandoned works that he has lost count of in the process. But he has learned the language to the point that he is now regarded as one of its living Masters. He uses his acquired language as an incomparable storyteller and poet of the first rank who bears witness to the collision between personal experience (in all its pain, beauty, and complexity) and the arbitrary suffering that History, Fate, and Destiny inflict upon all human beings, whether they be powerful or powerless. His sympathy for every human being in all his or her particularity is unsurpassed among contemporary American writers. "Ha Jin profoundly understands the conflict between the individual and society, between the timeless universality of the human heart and constantly shifting politics of the moment. With wisdom, restraint, and empathy for all his characters, he vividly reveals the complexities and subtleties of a world and a people we desperately need to know" (Award Citation, National Book Award). An absolute "must-have" title for Ha Jin collectors. <B><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated in black pen in both Roman letters and Chinese characters on the title page by the author: "Ha Jin 1/14/10". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such double-signed and dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for "Ocean of Words". Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award For Short Fiction for "Under the Red Flag". Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award in 1999 for "Waiting". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HA JIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375406530.

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Price: $110.00


Waiting

Ha Jin

2015-03-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $105.12


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Waiting : A Novel

Jin, Ha

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Knopf Publishing Group, 1999. Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Price: $175.00


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Waiting

Ha Jin

1999-07-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $102.18


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Waiting

Ha Jin

First Edition. As new unread copy signed by author on title page. Winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

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Price: $100.00


Waiting

JIN, HA

New York: Random House, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fiction. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed.

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Price: $100.00


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Waiting: A Novel

Ha Jin

2000-05-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.48


Waiting (Chinese Edition)

Ha Jin

2015-06-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $94.87


Waiting

Ha Jin

2015-03-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $84.00


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Waiting (Deng dai, in Traditional Chinese)

Ha Jin

2000-09-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $81.59


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Waiting (Export Only)

Ha Jin

2000-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $80.38


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Waiting

Ha Jin

2000-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $80.38


Waiting

Ha Jin

2000-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $80.38


Waiting (Vintage East)

Ha Jin

2006-08-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $79.17


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Waiting

Ha Jin

2001-08-28. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $79.17


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Waiting [First Vintage International Edition]

Ha Jin

2000-05-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $77.97


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Waiting

JIN, Ha

New York: Pantheon, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in a fine dustwrapper.

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Price: $75.00


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Waiting (Signed First Edition)

JIN, Ha

New York: Pantheon, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Jin's National Book Award winning novel. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Jin on the title page. A very nice copy.

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Price: $75.00


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Waiting

Jin, Ha

New York: New York: Pantheon, 1999, 1999. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. Fine/Fine. First Edition..

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Price: $72.75


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Waiting

Ha Jin

Pantheon, 1999, 1999. Book. As New. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. As New/As New. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Mint copy of this National book Award Winner..

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Price: $65.00


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Waiting

Jin, Ha

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pantheon Books, 1999. "Waiting " charms and startles us with its depiction of a China that remains hidden to Western eyes .". First Edition. Hardback. Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback.

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Price: $58.00


waiting(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used)

HA JIN

Hunan Art Publishing House. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Publisher: Hunan Art Publishing House. Novel depicts the Military Cemetery of 50-60 years with first wife divorced. bitter Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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Price: $57.36


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Waiting (SIGNED)

Jin, Ha

New York, New York: Pantheon Books / Random House, 1999. Light creases to lower corner front cover. Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Fiction, winner of the year 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and finalist for the year 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Ha Jin has signed his name on the title page in English and Chinese.. Signed by Author. First Edition, 1st Printing. Pictorial Glossy Soft Cover. Near Fine. Uncorrected Proof.

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Price: $52.50


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Waiting (Signed 1st Printing)

Ha Jin

U.S.A.: Pantheon Books, 1999. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/As New. A superb fine copy in an equally fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by Ha Jin on the title page and dated "5-23-01". A completely tight and clean copy in flawless condition--protected in an acrylic dustjacket covering--a very nice copy of the first printing.

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Price: $50.00


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WAITING

Jin, Ha

New York: Pantheon Books. 1999. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0375406530 . Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner name sticker to FEP.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; On Sale! .

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Price: $47.45


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Waiting

Jin, Ha

New York: Pantheon Books, 1999 National Book Award Winner and Pen Faulkner award. In unclipped dj. Binding and pages are tight. In Black boards with gold lettering on spine.

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Price: $45.00


WAITING

JIN, HA

NEW YORK NY: PANTHEON BOOKS. FINE IN FINE DUST JACKET. PUB 1999. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. 1999 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION . BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS ABOUT FINE WITH JUST A TOUCH OF WEAR AT THE FRONT CORNERS, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. .

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Price: $45.00


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Waiting (Signed 1st Printing)

Ha Jin

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pantheon Books, 1999. First American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing. A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by Ha Jin on the title page without inscription. Winner of the National Book Award and Pen Faulkner award. Flawless condition.

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Price: $45.00


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Waiting

Jin, Ha

first edition. NY, Pantheon, 1999, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A novel, his breakthrough book, winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner award. Fine, unread.

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Waiting (Signed 1st Printing)

Ha Jin

U.S.A.: Random House USA Inc, 1999. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine copy in an equally fine unclipped dustjacket. This lovely copy is signed by the author on the title page--signature only--without inscription. A tight and clean copy in very collectible condition.

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Price: $40.00


Waiting

Jin, Ha

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..

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Price: $40.00


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Waiting

JIN, Ha

London: William Heinemann, 2000. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First English edition. Fine in find dustwrapper. Winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

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Waiting.

Jin, Ha.

New York, Pantheon, 1999.. Fine condition. Dust jacket. First edition. This author was the winner of the 1977 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 1996 Flannery O'Conner Award for Short Fiction.

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Price: $36.00


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Waiting

Ha Jin

2000-07-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $35.79


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Waiting

JIN, Ha

New York: Pantheon, 1999. First edition. Softcover. Uncorrected bound proof. Jin's National Book Award winning novel. A fine unread copy in glossy wrappers. Publisher sheet laid in.

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Price: $35.00


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Waiting

Jin, Ha

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375406530 First edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. NOT inscribed, NOT REMAINDER marked. NOT ex library. NOT Book Club. Securely wrapped, dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Full # line starting with a 1. Fine/Fine . Fine.

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Price: $34.00


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Waiting

Ha Jin

1999-07-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $33.39


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Waiting: A Novel

Ha Jin

2000-05-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $32.20