Waiting by Ha Jin

"Waiting" is a story set in China during the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath, revolving around the life of Lin Kong, a military doctor who is torn between his love for two women. He is stuck in an arranged marriage with his traditional wife in the countryside, while he falls in love with a modern, city nurse. The novel explores his 18-year struggle to divorce his wife and marry his lover, depicting the clash between traditional and modern Chinese culture, personal desires, and societal expectations.

The 1521st greatest book of all time


Published
1999
Nationality
Chinese
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-320
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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