"War Trash" is the unforgettable story of Yu Yuan, a young Chinese army officer sent by Mao with a corps of volunteers' to help shore up the Communist side in Korea. When the Americans capture Yu, his command of English propels him into the role of unofficial interpreter in the psychological warfare that defines the POW camp. Desperate to return ...Read More"War Trash" is the unforgettable story of Yu Yuan, a young Chinese army officer sent by Mao with a corps of volunteers' to help shore up the Communist side in Korea. When the Americans capture Yu, his command of English propels him into the role of unofficial interpreter in the psychological warfare that defines the POW camp. Desperate to return to his beloved fiancee and widowed mother, Yu is trapped by both barbed wire and politics.Read Less
Signed. First Edition. Uncorrected proof. Signed by the author. Plain gray wraps with publishing information. Some sticker residue to front wrap, otherwise fine. Precedes first edition (advance reader's copy, ARC, uncorrected proof, bound galley). Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors.
Good in J Good jacket. First Printing, signed by author on title page; dustjacket fore-edges very barely rubbed; cover spine ends very barely rubbed/bumped; bottom and fore-edge very faintly soiled; binding tight; dustjacket, cover, edges, and interior intact and very clean except where noted; a very nice copy. Signed: I Signed by Author.
A later printing of his novel of Chinese POWs held by Americans during the Korean War. Inscribed by the author in 2005 to another National Book Award-winning author, "with deep respect." Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. A nice association copy.
Fine in illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED (or INSCRIBED) by author HC 1st ed-Novel set in 1951-1953 during the Korean War, this is the story of a Chinese Army officer held as a POW by the American forces. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 352 pp.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) A superb copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by Ha Jin on the title page--without any inscription. Protected in an archival jacket cover. From the author of "Waiting" which won the National Book Award. A very collectable copy.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author directly on to the title page with signature only. Light edgewear and shallow bumps to a couple of corners or would be fine. The dustjacket is unclipped with very light rubbing or would also be fine. An extremely collectable copy. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover and will be shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing.
War Trash is an engaging, exciting, and depressing account of life in a US army POW camp during the Korean war. At the beginning of the war, the protagonist finds himself fighting for a cause for which he cares little--and then again after being captured. In this book, Ha Jin vividly and masterfully portrays life in a POW camp. But much more importantly, he delves into the psyches and personalities of war prisoners, and examines the personalities that support nationalism and communism. I highly recommend War Trash, especially for its insight into the politics of revolution and national rebirth.
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