|Waiting (1999) [Novel]|
by Ha Jin
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(From the publisher):
The demands of human longing contend with the weight of centuries of custom in acclaimed author Ha Jin's Waiting, a novel of unexpected richness and universal resonance. Every summer Lin Kong, a doctor in the Chinese Army, returns to his village to end his loveless arranged marriage with the humble and touchingly loyal Shuyu. But each time Lin must return to the city to tell Manna Wu, the educated, modern nurse he loves, that they will have to postpone their engagement once again. Caught between the conflicting claims of these two utterly different women and trapped by a culture in which adultery can ruin lives and careers, Lin has been waiting for eighteen years. This year, he promises, will be different.
(from the publisher)
Original title: Waiting
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest
- Dedication: "For Lisha Alone And Together"