Waiting (Medium Hardcover)

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In Waiting, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author Ha Jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary China to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling. This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of a society designed to regulate his every move and stifle the promptings of his innermost heart.

For more than seventeen years, this devoted and ambitious doctor has been in love with an educated, clever, modern woman, Manna Wu. But back in the traditional world of his home village lives the wife his family chose for him when he was young—a humble and touchingly loyal woman, whom he visits in order to ask, again and again, for a divorce. In a culture in which the ancient ties of tradition and family still hold sway and where adultery discovered by the Party can ruin lives forever, Lin’s passionate love is stretched ever more taut by the passing years. Every summer, his compliant wife agrees to a divorce but then backs out. This time, Lin promises, will be different.

Tracing these lives through their summer of decision and beyond, Ha Jin vividly conjures the texture of daily life in a place where the demands of human longing must contend with the weight of centuries of custom. Waiting charms and startles us with its depiction of a China that remains hidden to Western eyes even as it moves us with its piercing vision of the universal complications of love.

Original price was: R40.00.Current price is: R32.00.

1 in stock

1 in stock

Author: Ha Jin

Format: Medium Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

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Delivery within 3 – 4 working days to your door.

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Collection

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Description of book condition:

Description of book condition:

New – Brand new and unread book.

As New – A secondhand book that can easily pass for a new one.

Very Good – Book is in great condition with only a minor blemish here and there.

Good – Book shows visible reading wear but nothing serious.

Fair – Book shows clear and more significant wear, especially on the cover, but is still solid and intact.

Worn – Book shows severe wear and tear while still being intact (commonly known as a “reading copy”). Worn books are still good perfect for a good read, all pages will be intact with none threatening to fall out.

 

Beskrywing van boeke se toestand:

Nuut – ‘n Nuwe, ongeleesde boek.

Soos Nuut – ‘n Tweedehandse boek wat nog maklik vir ‘n nuwe een kan deurgaan,

Baie Goed – Die boek wys minimale verweer,

Goed – Die boek wys sigbare verweer, maar niks ernstigs nie.

Redelik – Die boek wys duidelike leesverweer, veral op die omslag, maar is steeds stewig en heel.

Verweerd – Die boek wys ernstige verweer, maar is steeds heel en heeltemal leesbaar (ons noem dit ‘n “leeskopie”). Geen bladsye is los nie.

Book Formats

Paperback: Mass market paperback, roughly 180mm x 110mm

Medium Softcover: Larger paperback, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Softcover: also called a “Trade Paperback”, roughly 235mm x 155mm

Medium Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 235mm x 155mm

 

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Waiting (Medium Hardcover)

Sale!

Original price was: R40.00.Current price is: R32.00.

1 in stock

1 in stock

Author: Ha Jin

Format: Medium Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

In Waiting, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author Ha Jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary China to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling. This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of a society designed to regulate his every move and stifle the promptings of his innermost heart.

For more than seventeen years, this devoted and ambitious doctor has been in love with an educated, clever, modern woman, Manna Wu. But back in the traditional world of his home village lives the wife his family chose for him when he was young—a humble and touchingly loyal woman, whom he visits in order to ask, again and again, for a divorce. In a culture in which the ancient ties of tradition and family still hold sway and where adultery discovered by the Party can ruin lives forever, Lin’s passionate love is stretched ever more taut by the passing years. Every summer, his compliant wife agrees to a divorce but then backs out. This time, Lin promises, will be different.

Tracing these lives through their summer of decision and beyond, Ha Jin vividly conjures the texture of daily life in a place where the demands of human longing must contend with the weight of centuries of custom. Waiting charms and startles us with its depiction of a China that remains hidden to Western eyes even as it moves us with its piercing vision of the universal complications of love.

Delivery Options

Build a Bundle

To save on shipping you can buy books and when you are ready, you pay for the shipping and we send all your books at once.

Paxi (Pep to Pep)

Standard Bag R60: delivery within 7 – 9 days to a Pep near you.

Aramex Courier

Delivery within 3 – 4 working days to your door.

Pudo (Locker to Locker)

We will send your package to the nearest locker of your choice.

Collection

Collect your package in Silverton, Pretoria East.

Description of book condition:

Description of book condition:

New – Brand new and unread book.

As New – A secondhand book that can easily pass for a new one.

Very Good – Book is in great condition with only a minor blemish here and there.

Good – Book shows visible reading wear but nothing serious.

Fair – Book shows clear and more significant wear, especially on the cover, but is still solid and intact.

Worn – Book shows severe wear and tear while still being intact (commonly known as a “reading copy”). Worn books are still good perfect for a good read, all pages will be intact with none threatening to fall out.

 

Beskrywing van boeke se toestand:

Nuut – ‘n Nuwe, ongeleesde boek.

Soos Nuut – ‘n Tweedehandse boek wat nog maklik vir ‘n nuwe een kan deurgaan,

Baie Goed – Die boek wys minimale verweer,

Goed – Die boek wys sigbare verweer, maar niks ernstigs nie.

Redelik – Die boek wys duidelike leesverweer, veral op die omslag, maar is steeds stewig en heel.

Verweerd – Die boek wys ernstige verweer, maar is steeds heel en heeltemal leesbaar (ons noem dit ‘n “leeskopie”). Geen bladsye is los nie.

Book Formats

Paperback: Mass market paperback, roughly 180mm x 110mm

Medium Softcover: Larger paperback, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Softcover: also called a “Trade Paperback”, roughly 235mm x 155mm

Medium Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 235mm x 155mm

 

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