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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.

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Author
Narrator Tai Sammons, Kate Reading, Ray Porter, Anthony Heald, Scott Brick, Bernadette Dunne, Carrington MacDuffie, Eddie Lopez, Robertson Dean, Paul Michael Garcia, Malcolm Hillgartner & a full cast
ISBN 9781481569118
Length 7 hours 34 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #111,178 Overall
Genre Rank #42,152 in Fiction & Literature
 

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