Ha Jin: The Boat Rocker

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The Seattle Public Library says
We are thrilled to welcome National Book Award- and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novelist and poet Ha Jin back to Seattle. The author of "Waiting," "War Trash," and several other novels, and story and poetry collections, he is here with one of the year's most anticipated, timely novels, THE BOAT ROCKER (Pantheon). Presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Co. This event is free and open to the public.

"Since emigrating from his native China, Jin has earned considerable renown for his poetry, stories, and novels. But he's never been known as a barrel of laughs. What makes his latest so refreshing is that it's laugh-out-loud funny while being as illuminating as ever . . . The tensions extend well beyond the two antagonists, as relationships of male/female, fact/fiction, Chinese/American, freedom/fatalism, and ideals/realities are all thrown up for grabs, subverting conventional wisdom. The narrator ultimately realizes what an innocent he's been, and the reader shares the epiphanies of this pilgrim's progress." —Kirkus Reviews.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Additional event details here: authors.spl.org/jin1104
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