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In the Pond
In the Pond
Author: Ha Jin
ISBN-13: 9780375709111
ISBN-10: 0375709118
Publication Date: 3/2000
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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...Shao Bin is a downtrodden worker at a Fertilizer plant by day and an aspiring artist by night. Passed over on the list to receive a decent apartment for his young family, while those in favor with the party's leaders are selected ahead of him, Shao Bin chafes at his powerlessness. When he attempts to expose his corrupt superiors by circulating satirical cartoons, he provokes an escalating series of merciless counterattacks that send ripples beyond his small community. A moving tale about humble lives caught up in larger social forces.