A Good Fall

A Good Fall

Stories

eBook - 2009
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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.




From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780307378699
0307378691

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Xiaoshu Aug 23, 2011

This is a very good book

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EasterIsland
Jul 04, 2011

The sum of the stories in this volume yields an intense view of the Chinese experience in the United States. The viewpoint is miraculously funny and the author's relationship with the stories is personal, caring and terrific.

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