Saboteur Background

Saboteur Background

Saboteur was written by Chinese author Ha Jin. It was originally published during 2000 and was published again during 2007 by Pearson. This short story details the unfolding of unfortunate events involving a man named Mr. Chiu and his wife. Mr. Chiu encounters a malicious policeman who wrongfully imprisons him, putting him in a helpless situation. After being released from prison, he doesn't let the wrongdoing of the policeman stop him from taking vengeance into his hands.

Jin has impressed numerous Goodreads reviewers thanks to his suspense-building writing style and historical relevance. Yet there is some indication of confusion about who the real saboteur is in the story.

Ha Jin is actually the pen name of Jin Xuefei, a Chinese writer living in the United States since 1985. Specifically, he is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and English professor at Boston University. The inspiration behind Saboteur stems from political and economic tension between capitalism and communism in Chinese history. Saboteur is one of twelve stories within The Bridegroom, a short story collection of his. Jin is the winner of a National Book Award as well as the PEN/Faulkner Award.

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