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A Free Life

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
From the award-winning author of Waiting, a new novel about a family's struggle for the American Dream.

Meet the Wu family--father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao. They are arranging to fully sever ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square, and to begin a new, free life in the United States. At first, their future seems well-assured. But after the fallout from Tiananmen, Nan's disillusionment turns him toward his first love, poetry. Leaving his studies, he takes on a variety of menial jobs as Pingping works for a wealthy widow as a cook and housekeeper. As Pingping and Taotao slowly adjust to American life, Nan still feels a strange attachment to his homeland, though he violently disagrees with Communist policy. But severing all ties--including his love for a woman who rejected him in his youth--proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Free Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ha Jin
ISBN: 0-375-42465-2 / 978-0-375-42465-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Free Life (Vintage International)
Author(s): Ha Jin
ISBN: 0-307-27860-3 / 978-0-307-27860-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Free Life
Author(s): Ha JIN
ISBN: 0-7394-9568-2 / 978-0-7394-9568-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Audio Editions

June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Free Life: Unabridged Value-Priced Edition
Author(s): Ha Jin
ISBN: 1-60283-988-3 / 978-1-60283-988-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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November 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Free Life
Author(s): Ha Jin
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Free Life
Author(s): Ha Jin
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Free Life
Author(s): Ha Jin
ISBN: 0-7927-5043-8 / 978-0-7927-5043-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Free Life
Author(s): Ha Jin
ISBN: 1-60283-300-1 / 978-1-60283-300-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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October 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Free Life
Author(s): Ha Jin
ISBN: 0-7927-5082-9 / 978-0-7927-5082-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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Kindle Editions

October 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Free Life: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): Ha Jin
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA