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Posted August 6, 2001
Beautiful, revealing look at modern day China
Breathtaking, that's the first word that comes to my mind to describe this short story collection. Never have stories been so comical and yet achingly sad and earnest all at once. Jin brings readers into modern day China; into family relationships, governmental concerns, and small, yet no less important matters of the heart. His prose is sparse, direct, and honestly beautiful. Jin writes assuredly and never strays from the truths his characters posess. The stories in 'The Bridegroom' should be read slowly, allowing each story digestion and contemplation, for they make us reevaluate our own opinions and ideas as we read. Ha Jin has created another fabulous work of art. Do yourself a favor and read this collection.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 20, 2009
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