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In the Crossfire

Ha Jin

‘Meifen had never imagined that his life could be so fragile.’

Ha Jin

Ha Jin was born in Liaoning, China, in 1956, and moved to America in 1984. His books include Waiting, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award; War Trash, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award; Under the Red Flag, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction; and Ocean of Words, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award. A new collection of stories, A Good Fall, was published in November 2009. He is a professor of English at Boston University.

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