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Book Pick: A Good Fall

In his latest collection of stories, Chinese author Ha Jin enters theimmigrant experience, focusing on Chinese characters in America andtheir feelings of being torn between two national identities.

A Good Fall
Author: Ha Jin
Publisher: Pantheon
Price: $29.95 (Hardcover)

In his latest collection of stories, Chinese author Ha Jin enters the immigrant experience, focusing on Chinese characters in America and their feelings of being torn between two national identities. Children as Enemies follows young people inclined to change their names to appear more “American”, to the upset of their grandfather. Immigrants unable to bring their husbands or wives to America are central to In Temporary Love, a story that explores the connection of the divided. Jin’s stories are told with precision and passion, presenting stories that hone in on intimate feelings and distress felt existing in a foreign world.

 
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