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Author: Ha Jin
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
In Waiting, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author Ha Jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary China to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling. This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of a society designed to regulate his every move and stifle the promptings of his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jin, Ha, 1956-
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1999
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ha Jin
ISBN: 0375406530 9780375406539 0375706410 9780375706417 9780756903886 0756903882 0099287595 9780099287599
OCLC Number: 40901149
Language Note: English.
Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2000.
Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ha Jin.
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For more than seventeen years, Lin Kong, a devoted and ambitious doctor, has been in love with an educated, clever, modern woman, Manna Wu. Every summer, he returns to ask her for a divorce and every  Read more...


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Beautiful and compelling * Daily Mail * Dreamy and beautifully written... Reading it will take you into a different world altogether * Marie Claire * A deliciously comic novel * The Times * Imagine Read more...

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by dongxiao (WorldCat user published 2008-04-11) Excellent Permalink
This is Ha Jin's first novel. It was written in English, then been translated into Chinese. Lin, the main character, went back and forth in between his wife and lover for so long that he could not decide which way to go. After 18 years of long waiting, he finally divorced his first wife and got his new...
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