A Good Fall

By Ha Jin

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Asian Literature Fiction

In his first book of stories since The Bridegroom, National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. A lonely composer takes comfort in the antics of his girlfriend's parakeet; young children decide to change their names so they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will hurt their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student. All of Ha Jin's characters struggle to remain loyal to their homeland and its traditions while also exploring the freedom that life in a new country offers. Stark, deeply moving, acutely insightful, and often strikingly humorous, A Good Fall reminds us once again of the storytelling prowess of this superb writer.

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Book Title A Good Fall
ISBN 9780307473943
By Author(s) Ha Jin
Publisher Vintage Books
Pages 240
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.2cm x 2.4cm x 20.2cm
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