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Waiting by  Ha Jin - First edition - 1999 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00002191)

Waiting

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Waiting

by Jin, Ha

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Pantheon Books [1999], 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. [10], 3-308, [4] pp. Black paper boards with neon green lettering on the spine. Price of $24.00 on front flap of dust jacket. Winner of the National Book Award for 1999.

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

book dealer
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
00002191
Title
Waiting
Author
Jin, Ha
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Pantheon Books [1999]
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1999

Terms of Sale

Evening Star Books

All items subject to prior sale.� Certain items and shipping to certain countries may exceed the standard shipping amounts.� Any shipping expenses incurred above the standard rate will be billed at cost. Payment is in US dollars.� Personal checks must clear prior to shipment (please allow 10 days).� Books may be returned within 15 calendar days of delivery for any reason, so long as we are notified of return within 10 days of delivery.� Return items must be well packaged and fully insured and must be returned in same condition as sold. Any book described as a First Edition is also a First Printing unless otherwise indicated.

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Evening Star Books

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About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.

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