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Fifteen years after arriving in the United States, Ha Jin found himself under the American literary spotlight when his second novel, Waiting, became the first to receive both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. In The Bridegroom Jin employs the same spare, elegant style to great success – three of the twelve stories in this collection were selected for Best American Short Stories. Jin is now recognized as one of the greatest chroniclers of contemporary Chinese society, which has for decades been working through a deep and unsettling transition. The Bridegroom's title story is narrated by a guardian struggling to come to terms with his otherwise model son-in-law, who has been arrested, institutionalized, and given electric baths for the "bourgeois, Western crime" of being homosexual. The collection also includes stories about academics, fast-food workers, an amnesiac, and a deluded, tiger-fighting actor. Each of these characters is shaped by personal experience as well as social order. As in Waiting, all of these stories take place in Mu Jin and together form an insightful exploration of the human heart, as well as a detailed, thought-provoking portrait of a culture in turmoil. Lilus, Powells.com

Table of Contents

Saboteur — Alive — In the kindergarten — A tiger fighter is hard to find — Broken — The bridegroom — An entrepreneur's story — Flame — A bad joke — An official reply — The woman from New York — After Cowboy Chicken came to town.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375420672
Subtitle:
(stories )
Editor:
Jin, Ha
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
China
Subject:
Short stories
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
#104
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
225 p.
Dimensions:
8.59x5.85x1.00 in. .93 lbs.

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