A Good Fall
[stories]Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
With the same profound attention to detail that is a hallmark of his previous acclaimed works of fiction, National Book Award winner Ha Jin gives us a collection of stories that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. Ha Jin depicts here the full spectrum of immigrant life and the daily struggles-some minute, some grand-faced by these men, women, and children. A lonely composer takes comfort in the songs of his girlfriend's parakeet; a group of young children declare their wish to change their names so that they might sound more "American, " unaware of how deeply this will sadden their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student. All of Ha Jin's characters struggle in situations that stir within them a desire to remain attached to their native land and traditions, as they also explore and take advantage of the newfound freedom, both social and economic, that life in a new country offers. In these deeply moving, acutely insightful, and often strikingly humorous stories we are reminded again of the storytelling prowess of this superb writer.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 35 min.)) : digital.