Ocean of words: army stories

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Zoland Books, 1996 - Fiction - 205 pages
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Twelve stories describe the experiences of Chinese officers and soldiers stationed along the Chinese-Russian border

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Ocean of Words is made up of twelve short stories, all centered around Chinese soldiers on the brink of war with Russia in the early 1970s. In every story there is a Chinese soldier wrestling with ... Read full review

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User Review  - shawnd - LibraryThing

Solid writing, and this book is similar to other war stories from Russian writers about the tedium of war in the camp in very cold weather. The book has 12 stories, all about soldiers encamped in very ... Read full review

Contents

A REPORT I
1
UNCLE PIAOS BIRTHDAY DINNERS
21
LOVE IN THE AIR
30
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of two books of poetry; two collections of stories, Ocean of Words, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1997, and Under the Red Flag, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1996; and In the Pond, a novel. He lives near Atlanta, where he is a professor at Emory University.

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