Simply a great collection of short stories. Oct 9, 2007
Ha Jin is one of the all time great writers in any language. The fact that he writes in English, his second language, makes him that much more amazing. This collection of stories shows off his skills both with the english language and the art of storytelling. His portrayals of chinese society and the accompanying human indignities are both touching and profound. This is great literature. a joy to read and re-read.