A Chef's Oeuvre
In Ha Jin's novel, the owner of a restaurant is a thwarted poet
A Free Life:
by Ha Jin
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In a 2000 interview, Ha Jin made it clear that he did not want to write his own story. But while A Free Life is indeed a novel, Jin is now working close to autobiography. Like Nan Gin Wu, the aspiring poet who's the protagonist of the book, his first novel to be set in America, Jin is a Chinese writer who lives in the States and writes in English—he studied English literature at Brandeis and teaches at Boston University.