A good fall
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SummaryIn his first book of stories since The Bridegroom, National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America.A lonely composer takes comfort in the antics of his girlfriend's parakeet; young children decide to change their names so they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will hurt their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student. All of Ha Jin's characters struggle to remain loyal to their homeland and its traditions while also exploring the freedom that life in a new country offers.Stark, deeply moving, acutely insightful, and often strikingly humorous, A Good Fall reminds us once again of the storytelling prowess of this superb writer.From the Trade Paperback edition.
ContentsBane of the Internet
A composer and his parakeets
Children as enemies
In the crossfire
A pension plan
The house behind a weeping cherry
A good fall.
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Chinese United States Fiction
Short stories Chinese authors
Flushing (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2009
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