The Bridegroom by Ha Jin audiobook

The Bridegroom: Stories

By Ha Jin
Read by Feodor Chin

Blackstone Publishing 9780375420672

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538451052

  • ISBN: 9781538451045

  • ISBN: 9781538451069

  • ISBN: 9781538475973

Runtime: 6.92 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the remarkable Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award for his celebrated novel Waiting, comes this 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 handsomest 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Ha Jin’s] his eye for detail, his great storytelling talent—these universal gifts suffuse his work and make The Bridegroom a genuine pleasure.“ New York Times Book Review
“Showcases [Ha Jin’s] mastery of craft, the consummate restraint, and nearly telegraphic objectivity with which he paints difficult truths.” Boston Globe
“Finely wrought…Every story here is cut like a stone.” Chicago Sun-Times
“It’s difficult to think of another writer who has captured the conflicting attitudes and desires, and the still-changing conditions of daily life, of post–Cultural Revolution China as well as Ha Jin does in his second collection, which follows his NBA-winning novel, Waiting. These twelve stories attain their significant cumulative effect through spare prose penetrated by wit, insight and a fine sense of irony…Ha Jin has a rare empathy for people striving to balance the past and the future while caught on the cusp of change.” Publishers Weekly
“Jin uses this collection to exhibit his strong writing and storytelling skills with his laconic use of words. Recommended for most larger public, academic, and Asian literature collections.” Library Journal
“The cultural and economic consequences of capitalism vs. communism are dramatized in unforgettably human terms in this brilliant third collection of twelve stories.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Ha Jin

Author Bio: Ha Jin

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of eight novels, four story collections, a book of essays, and six books of poetry. He received the National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award, among others. His novel War Trash was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2014 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is director of the creative writing program at Boston University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English