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A free life, Ha Jin

Label
A free life
Title
A free life
Statement of responsibility
Ha Jin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Ha Jin, the widely acclaimed, award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash, comes a novel that takes his fiction to a new setting: 1990s America. We follow the Wu family - father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao - as they fully sever their ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and begin a new, free life in the United States." From the bookjacket
  • "We follow the Wu family - father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao - as they fully sever their ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and begin a new, free life in the United States." "At first, their future seems assured - Nan's graduate work in political science at Brandeis University would guarantee him a teaching position in China - but after the fallout from Tiananmen, Nan's disillusionment turns him toward his first love, poetry. Leaving his studies, he takes on a variety of menial jobs while Pingping works for a wealthy widow as a cook and housekeeper. As Nan struggles to adapt to a new language and culture, his love of poetry and literature sustains him through difficult, lean years." "Nan moves from Boston to New York to Atlanta, ever in search of financial stability and success, even in a culture that sometimes feels oppressive and hostile. As Pingping and Taotao slowly adjust to American life, Nan still feels a strange, paradoxical attachment to his homeland, though he violently disagrees with Communist policy. And severing all ties - including his love for a woman who rejected him in his youth - proves to be more difficult than he could ever have imagined."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jin, Ha
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.I6
LC item number
F74 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Poetry
  • Poets
Label
A free life, Ha Jin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
85162021
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
660 pages
Isbn
9780375424656
Lccn
2007006177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)85162021
Label
A free life, Ha Jin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
85162021
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
660 pages
Isbn
9780375424656
Lccn
2007006177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)85162021

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