War Trash is the unforgettable story of Yu Yuan, a young Chinese army officer sent by Mao with a corps of 'volunteers' to help shore up the Communist side in Korea. When the Americans capture Yu, his command of English propels him into the role of unofficial interpreter in the psychological warfare that defines the POW camp. Desperate to return to his beloved fiancee and widowed mother, Yu is trapped by both barbed wire and politics...
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 1 x 1 x 1mm | 145g
- 27 Jul 2006
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
" Powerfully moving. . . . Brilliant and original. . . . Timeless and universal. . . . Nearly perfect." - Russell Banks, "The New York Times Book Review" " A powerful work of the imagination." - "The Washington Post" " Startingly seductive.... A work of profound humanism." - "Los Angeles Times Book Review" " Haunting. . . . Deeply moving. . . . [Ha Jin] holds our attention like a whisper." - "The Christian Science Monitor"
About Ha Jin
Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 and now lives in the Boston area. When he was 14 he lied about his age and joined the Chinese People's Liberation Army. He is the author of the internationally bestselling novel Waiting; three prize-winning story collections; the novels The Crazed and In the Pond; and three books of poetry. He is a professor of English at Boston University.