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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020327
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

The Crazed




'Reading [Ha Jin] is almost like falling in love' The New YorkerBy the author of the Award winning Waiting

Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature, has had a stroke and it falls to Jian Wan - who is also engaged to Yang's daughter - to care for him. It initially seems a simple duty until the professor begins to rave, pleading with invisible tormentors and denouncing his family- Are these just manifestations of illness, or is Yang spewing up the truth? In a China convulsed by the Tiananmen uprising, those who listen to the truth are as much at risk as those who speak it. Lyrical and heart-breaking, The Crazed is an incisive portrait of modern Chinese society.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020327
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Ha Jin

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 for the USA. He is the author of six novels, including Waiting – winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Fiction, and the 2000 PEN/ Faulkner Award – In the Pond, The Crazed and his latest, Nanjing Requiem. He has also published four collections of stories and four volumes of poetry. He lives near Boston and teaches at Boston University

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