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Waiting

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780375706417
Author(s): Ha Jin
Format: Paperback
Year: 2000
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Dimensions: 133 x 204 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 320

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"In Waiting, Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village. 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."—Judges' Citation, National Book Award
"Ha Jin's novel could hardly be less theatrical, yet we're immediately engaged by its narrative structure, by its wry humor and by the subtle, startling shifts it produces in our understanding of characters and their situation."—"The New York Times Book Review"
"Subtle and complex—his best work to date. A moving meditation on the effects of time upon love."—"The Washington Post"
"A high achievement indeed."—Ian Buruma, "The New York Review of Books"
"A portrait of Chinese provincial life that terrifies with its emptiness even more than with its all-pervasive vulgarity. The poet in Jin] intersperses these human scenes with achingly beautiful vignettes of natural beauty."—"Los Angeles Times"
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