A collection of short stories written by an accomplished Chinese-American writer Minglu Zeng. This collection includes some award-winning works in their original Chinese version, one of which was adapted into the film Alice Agonistes. I have always felt that a writer's mission is to effectively express the inherent quality of things and the broad sense of humanity. A work so created, I believe, can maintain its artistic appeal and be appreciated by any reader, regardless of his or her race, religion, language, culture, age, gender, or profession. In reading Minglu's works, I am sure you will find that she is a gifted writer who successfully accomplishes this mission.
-- William Marr, bilingual poet and former president of Illinois State Poetry Society
From the spiritual background of the Shang dynasty to the backdrop of the Cultural Revolution, from a China's remote village to a Western town, this wonderful short story collection lets you experience a wide diversity of life and conflict.
-- Yingcai Xu, author of Selected Works of Contemporary Chinese Prose