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ISBN10: 0375406530
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The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Ha Jin's Waiting, the 1999 winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.

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China Traveler, January 9, 2010 (view all comments by China Traveler)
Mysterious, unfathomable China exists as much in the 20th century as in the distant past. Menstruation police, mandatory exercise at sunrise, dormitory living for single men and women, food deprivations, forced labor, and travel restrictions distinguish post-Mao China. But according to Jin Ha, perhaps worst of all is the state's involvement in personal relationships and the emotional hardship that ensues. Waiting can extinguish even the most ardent love between soul mates, turning joy into lifeless lassitude and youthful pleasure into middle-aged bitterness. Just as easily, it can also re-affirm an attachment to a loveless love, making the emotional sterility of not-loving seem the better alternative.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375406539
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Jin, Ha
Publisher:
Pantheon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
China
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
China History 1949-1976 Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
98/488
Publication Date:
19990921
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.63x5.97x1.14 in. 1.08 lbs.

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