Bridegroom Stories

ISBN-10: 0375724931
ISBN-13: 9780375724930
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Ha Jin
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Description: From the remarkable Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award for his celebrated novel Waiting, a collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human as they are surprising, disturbing, and delightful. In  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

From the remarkable Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award for his celebrated novel Waiting, a collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human as they are surprising, disturbing, and delightful. In the title story, the head of security at a factory is shocked, first when the hansomest worker on the floor proposes marriage to his homely adopted daughter, and again when his new son-in-law is arrested for the "crime" of homosexuality. In "After Cowboy Chicken Came to Town," the workers at an American-style fast food franchise receive a hilarious crash course in marketing, deep frying, and that frustrating capitalist dictum, "the customer is always right."Ha Jin has triumphed again with his unforgettable storytelling in The Bridegroom.

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 and is now a professor of English at Emory University. He is author of, among other works, two short-story collections: Ocean of Words, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, and Under the Red Flag, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction. His novel Waiting won the National Book Award for fiction in 1999. He lives in Atlanta.

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

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