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A good fall : [stories] / Ha Jin.

By: Jin, Ha, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 240 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780307378682; 0307378683.Subject(s): Chinese -- United States -- Fiction | Short stories -- Chinese authors | Flushing (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Contents:
Bane of the Internet -- Composer and his parakeets -- Beauty -- Choice -- Children as enemies -- In the crossfire -- Shame -- English professor -- Pension plan -- Temporary love -- House behind a weeping cherry -- Good fall.
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Bane of the Internet -- A Composer and his parakeets -- Beauty -- Choice -- Children as enemies -- In the crossfire -- Shame -- English professor -- A Pension plan -- Temporary love -- The House behind a weeping cherry -- A Good fall.

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Library Journal Review

With an enviable literary reputation built on award-winning titles set in China, poet/novelist/short story writer Jin recently debuted his first U.S.-based novel, A Free Life, about the Americanization of a Chinese immigrant family. While the 12 stories in his latest release continue to explore familiar immigrant themes-assimilation, isolation, generation gaps-Jin again captures the smallest details to create uniquely resonating portraits of everyday people: a lonely composer befriends his girlfriend's parakeet in "A Composer and His Parakeet," a man suspects his wife of infidelity in "The Beauty," an elderly couple are shunned by their American grandchildren in "Children as Enemies," and a garment worker falls for a prostitute in "The House Behind a Weeping Cherry." VERDICT Beyond his characters' ethnic backgrounds, Jin's writing clearly has mass appeal, most notably exemplified by National Book Award winner Waiting. This new work will be welcomed by any reader and is an excellent companion piece to The Bridegroom, a collection whose characters are the Chinese counterparts of characters featured here.-Terry Hong, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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. <p> He lives in Atlanta. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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