Jin, Ha. A MAP OF BETRAYAL. New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 290 pages. As New/As New.

The author's sixth novel. One of Ha Jin's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Ha Jin's "A Map of Betrayal". "A riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries - China and the United States - and two families. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary, an astonishing chronicle of his journey as a Communist intelligence agent, reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed, and points to a hidden second family that he had left behind in China. As Lilian follows her father's trail back into China, she begins to grasp the extent of his dilemma: A man torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country. A stunning portrait of a bi-national family and an unflinching inquiry into the meaning of citizenship, patriotism, and home" (Publisher's blurb). "Reading Ha Jin is like falling in love: You experience anxiety, profound self-consciousness, and an uncomfortable sensitivity to the world, and somehow it's a pleasure. Like the best writers, Ha Jin sneaks emotional power into the plainest sentences" (The New Yorker Magazine). An absolute "must-have" title for Ha Jin collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Ha Jin. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the National Book Festival 2015 Souvenir Program during which Ha Jin's signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for "Ocean of Words". Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award For Short Fiction for "Under the Red Flag". Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award in 1999 for "Waiting". One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HA JIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307911608. $100.00

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