This unforgettable novel tells the story, in memoir form, of Yu Yuan, a young Chinese army officer, one of a corps of 'volunteers' sent by Mao to help shore up the communist side in Korea. When Yu is captured by the Americans, his command of English thrusts him into the role of unofficial interpreter in the psychological warfare that defines the POW camp. Desperate to return to his beloved fiancee and his widowed mother, Yu Yuan is trapped not only by barbed wire, but also by politics...Taking us behind the barbed wire, Ha Jin renders brilliantly the complex world the prisoners inhabit. As Yu and his fellow captives struggle to create some sense of community while remaining watchful of the deceptions inherent in every exchange, only the idea of home can hold out the promise of a return to their former selves.
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Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 and now lives in the Boston area. When he was 14 he lied about his age and joined the Chinese People's Liberation Army. He is the author of the internationally bestselling novel WAITING, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award; three prize-winning story collections; the novels THE CRAZED and IN THE POND; and three books of poetry. He is Assistant Professor of English at Boston University.
War Trash by Hai Jin
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