Waiting by Ha Jin

Waiting: a Novel is a novel by award-winning author Ha Jin. It received the 1999 National Book Award. Lin Kong (the protagonist), a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, finds himself waiting 18 years to divorce his wife for another woman all the while fearing prosecution for being with the woman he wants to marry

The 645th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 84th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  2. - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)
  3. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  4. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Waiting Paperback 2301865 $2.98 $0.01
Waiting Paperback 3222809 $3.00 $0.01 2000
Waiting Hardcover 304710 $0.48 $0.01 1999
Waiting (Paperback) 1999 Pantheon Paperback 517984 $3.84 $0.01
Waiting (Deng dai, in Traditional Chinese) Paperback 4305539 $17.50 $2.10
Waiting Paperback 7982634 $5.00 $4.91
Ocean of Words Army Stories Paperback 1310086 $8.49 $1.99 1998
The Bridegroom: Stories Paperback 1394031 $6.90 $1.09 2001
Waiting Paperback 7444986 $9.99 $0.01
Waiting: A Novel Paperback 118405 $6.64 $0.65 2000
Waiting Paperback 9553179 $0.01 2000
Waiting Hardcover 1559451 $6.39 $4.38 2000
Waiting (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 66291 $9.99 2001