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The crazed
Ha Jin
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Summary: "In his new novel, the author of Waiting deepens his portrait of contemporary Chinese society while exploring the perennial conflicts between convention and individualism, integrity and pragmatism, loyalty and betrayal. Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature at a provincial university, has had a stroke, and his student Jian Wan - who is also engaged to Yang's daughter - has been assigned to care for him. What at at first seems a simple if burdensome duty becomes treacherous when the professor begins to rave: pleading with invisible tormentors, denouncing his family, his colleagues, and a system in which a scholar is "just a piece of meat on a cutting board."" "Are these just manifestations of illness, or is Yang spewing up the truth? And can the dutiful Jian avoid being irretrievably compromised?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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main characters Jian Wan
Male
Age: 26
Engaged
Preparing for his Ph.D. exams.
Graduate student

Yan
Male
Father
Literature professor; Jian's mentor and the father of his fiancee.
Professor



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