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Since the appearance of his first book of stories in English, Ha Jin has won the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and garnered comparisons to Dickens, Balzac, and Isaac Babel. "Like Babel," wrote Francine Prose in The New York Times Book Review, "Ha Jin observes everything...yet he tells the reader only" and precisely "as much as is needed to make his deceptively simple fiction resonate on many levels."

In his luminous new novel, the author of Waiting deepens his portrait of contemporary Chinese society while exploring the perennial conflicts between convention and individualism, integrity and pragmatism, loyalty and betrayal. Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature at a provincial university, has had a stroke, and his student Jian Wan — who is also engaged to Yang's daughter — has been assigned to care for him. What at first seems a simple if burdensome duty becomes treacherous when the professor begins to rave: pleading with invisible tormentors, denouncing his family, his colleagues, and a system in which a scholar is "just a piece of meat on a cutting board."

Are these just manifestations of illness, or is Yang spewing up the truth? And can the dutiful Jian avoid being irretrievably compromised? For in a China convulsed by the Tiananmen uprising, those who hear the truth are as much at risk as those who speak it. At once nuanced and fierce, earthy and humane, The Crazed is further evidence of Ha Jin's prodigious narrative gifts.

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Jin explores the perennial conflicts between convention and individualism in contemporary China. Unabridged.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402524981
performance Narrated:
Norm Lee.
Publisher:
Recorded Books
Author:
Jin, Ha
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
China
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Cerebrovascular disease
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Graduate students
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Subject:
Literature teachers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
107-176.
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
Analog Audio Cassette
Language:
English
Pages:
6 sound cassettes (10 hrs
Dimensions:
6.32x4.08x2.67 in. .57 lbs.
Media Run Time:
840

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