Signed 2002 First Printing, First Edition, Pantheon, New York
Quarto. Black ink on bone colored spine and black boards. 223pp. The author's second novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. This is the true First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Ha Jin won the PEN/Faulkner Award and The National Book Award for his novel Waiting.