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- DescriptionNational Book Award-winner Ha Jin's arresting debut vel, <b>In the Pond</b>, is a darkly funny portrait of an amateur calligrapher who wields his delicate artist's brush as a weapon against the powerful party bureaucrats who rule his provincial Chinese town. Shao Bin is a downtrodden worker at the Harvest Fertilizer Plant by day and an aspiring artist by night. Passed over on the list to receive a decent apartment for his young family, while those in favor with the party's leaders are selected ahead of him, Shao Bin chafes at his powerlessness. When he attempts to expose his corrupt superiors by circulating satirical cartoons, he provokes an escalating series of merciless counterattacks that send ripples beyond his small community. Artfully crafted and suffused with earthy wit, <b>In the Pond</b> is a moving tale about humble lives caught up in larger social forces.
- Author BiographyHa Jin<b></b>left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of the internationally bestselling novel <b>Waiting</b>, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award, and <b>War Trash</b>, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize; the story collections <b>The Bridegroom</b>, which won the Asian American Literary Award, <b>Under the Red Flag</b>, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and <b>Ocean of Words</b>, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award; the novels <b>The Crazed</b> and <b>In the Pond</b>; and three books of poetry. His latest novel, <i></i><b>A Free Life</b> is his first novel set in the United States. He lives in the Boston area and is a professor of English at Boston University.<b>War Trash</b>, <b>The Crazed</b>, <b>The Bridegroom</b>, <b>Waiting</b>, <b>In the Pond</b>, and <b>Ocean of Words</b> are available in paperback from Vintage Books.
- Author(s)Ha Jin
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication01/06/2000
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVintage Books
- Weight227 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine13 mm
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