A good fall
|Format:||Book on CD 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
National Book Award-winner Ha Jin brings us a collection of stories that delve into the experiences of Chinese immigrants in America. All of Ha Jin's characters struggle in situations that stir their conflicting desires to remain attached to their native land and traditions while also exploring their newfound social and economic freedoms. A lonely composer takes comfort in the songs of his girlfriend's parakeet; a group of young children declare their wish to change their names so that they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will sadden their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student. In each of these deeply moving, acutely insightful, and often strikingly humorous stories we are reminded again of the storytelling prowess of this superb writer.
ContentsThe bane of the Internet
A composer and his parakeets
Children as enemies
In the crossfire
An English professor
A pension plan
The house behind a weeping cherry
A good fall.
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Flushing (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| [Ashland, Or.?] :Blackstone Audio,2009
Porter, Ray, 1965-
Garcia, Paul Michael.
MacDuffie, Carrington, 1958-
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Read by Tai Simmons, Ray Porter, Robertson Dean, Paul Michael Garcia, Anthony Heald, Kate Reading, Eddie Lopez, Malcolm Hillgartner, Bernadette Dunne, Carrington MacDuffie, Scott Brick.
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.