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A Free Life

Ha Jin

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ISBN 10: 1602833001 / ISBN 13: 9781602833005
Published by AudioGO, 2007
Condition: Fine
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Signed. Book on cd. Signed on the inside of the box by Ha Jin. Complete 17 cd set. Fine in near fine box. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000089147

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Title: A Free Life

Publisher: AudioGO

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Meet the Wu family father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao. They are arranging to fully sever ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square, and to begin a new, free life in the United States. At first, their future seems well-assured. 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 as Pingping works for a wealthy widow as a cook and housekeeper. As Pingping and Taotao slowly adjust to American life, Nan still feels a strange attachment to his homeland, though he violently disagrees with Communist policy. But severing all ties including his love for a woman who rejected him in his youth proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined. "

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Ha Jin was born in China in 1956. His novel Waiting won the National Book Award for fiction as well as the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1999. In 2004, he published War Trash, which also won the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has published two collections of poetry, and two collections of short fiction, Ocean of Words, which received the PEN/Hemingway Award, and Under the Red Flag, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award. He lives in the Boston area and is a professor of English at Boston University.

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