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Ha Jin won the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his internationally bestselling novel, Waiting. His previous book, War Trash was also a PEN/Faulkner Award winner. He joins me from here in Vancouver to talk about his new novel, A Free Life. It is a highly readable and critically acclaimed novel of a Chinese immigrant’s struggle to pursue the American Dream. Published by Pantheon, the book retails for $34.00. He is currently a professor of English at Boston University. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Ha Jin. Good morning, Professor Jin.