Skip to product information
1 of 1

Nook & Cranny Books

Waiting by Ha Jin - Used

Waiting by Ha Jin - Used

Regular price $7.50 USD
Regular price Sale price $7.50 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
From the widely acclaimed National Book Award-winning author—a rich and atmospheric novel about a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women.
 
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. 
View full details