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The Bridegroom: Stories (Paperback)

By 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 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.

About the Author


Ha Jin isthe author of Waiting (National Book Award winner), The Bridegroom, and other works.

Praise For…


"A genuine pleasure."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Finely wrought... Every story here is cut like a stone."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"The Bridegroom... showcases [Ha Jin's] mastery of craft, the consummate restraint and nearly telegraphic objectivity with which he paints difficult truths."
--The Boston Globe

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375724930
ISBN-10: 0375724931
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 11th, 2001
Pages: 240
Language: English