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NANJING REQUIEM, Signed Copy

Jin Ha

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ISBN 10: 0307379760 / ISBN 13: 9780307379764
Edité par Pantheon Books,, New York, 2011
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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cloth,1st edition,1st printing, full number line, 303 p., map on endpapers, signed in ink by author on title page, in protective mylar jacket, small remainder mark on bottom edge, " During the 1937 attack on Nanjing, American missionary and women's college dean Minnie Vautrin decides to remain at her school during a violent Japanese attack that renders the school a refugee center for ten thousand women and children." Size: 8 vo,. N° de réf. du libraire 1124832

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Titre : NANJING REQUIEM, Signed Copy

Éditeur : Pantheon Books,, New York

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : First Edition.

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Synopsis :

The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century: the Rape of Nanjing.
 
In 1937, with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing, Minnie Vautrin—an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women’s College—decides to remain at the school, convinced that her American citizenship will help her safeguard the welfare of the Chinese men and women who work there. She is painfully mistaken. In the aftermath of the invasion, the school becomes a refugee camp for more than ten thousand homeless women and children, and Vautrin must struggle, day after day, to intercede on behalf of the hapless victims. Even when order and civility are eventually restored, Vautrin remains deeply embattled, and she is haunted by the lives she could not save.

With extraordinarily evocative precision, Ha Jin re-creates the terror, the harrowing deprivations, and the menace of unexpected violence that defined life in Nanjing during the occupation. In Minnie Vautrin he has given us an indelible portrait of a woman whose convictions and bravery prove, in the end, to be no match for the maelstrom of history.
 
At once epic and intimate, Nanjing Requiem is historical fiction at its most resonant.

About the Author:

HA JIN's previous books include the internationally best-selling Waiting, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award; War Trash, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award; the story collections Under the Red Flag, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and Ocean of Words, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award; and three books of poetry.

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