Winner of the third annual Tart Fiction Award
A totally illuminating collection of stories centered around China's Cultural Revolution and its aftermath, which, as we learn, continues even today-with both sides still holding out, with "apologies forthcoming." Xujun Eberlein lived in China during that tumultuous period and now makes her home in America. This, her first story collection, is both disturbing and enthralling.
ISBN: 978-1-60489-006-8 Library Binding $26 Sale $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-60489-007-5 Trade Paper $15.95 Sale $8.00
Xujun Eberlein grew up in Chongqing, China, moved to the United States in 1988, and holds a Ph.D. from MIT. An award-wining writer, she lives with her husband and daughter in Wayland, Massachusetts. Xujun can be reached through her website, www.xujuneberlein.com.
From the Book:
Shiao Su had searched every inch of his room, under the bed, under his roommates’ beds, under the piles of dirty laundry, in every drawer of his desk, between the pages of every textbook, but still couldn’t find what he was looking for. For a moment he even doubted if it had ever existed.
The class bell was already ringing as
he dragged himself toward the Economics Department Building,
wincing when the forgotten cigarette burned his fingers. The
bright sunshine and gentle breeze of May failed to soothe
him. From the other side of the high brick wall that
separated the campus and an elementary school, clear voices
of children reading their textbooks surmounted the wall with