The Bridegroom: Stories (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780375724930, 240pp.
Publication Date: September 11, 2001
In the title story, the head of security at a factory is shocked, first when the hansomest worker on the floor proposes marriage to his homely adopted daughter, and again when his new son-in-law is arrested for the -crime- of homosexuality. In -After Cowboy Chicken Came to Town, - the workers at an American-style fast food franchise receive a hilarious crash course in marketing, deep frying, and that frustrating capitalist dictum, -the customer is always right.-Ha Jin has triumphed again with his unforgettable storytelling in The Bridegroom.
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Praise For The Bridegroom: Stories…
"A genuine pleasure."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Finely wrought... Every story here is cut like a stone."
"The Bridegroom... showcases [Ha Jin's] mastery of craft, the consummate restraint and nearly telegraphic objectivity with which he paints difficult truths."
--The Boston Globe