Seven stories, seven whispers into the ears of life: A Yi’s unexpected twists of crime burst from the everyday, with glimpses of romance distorted by the weaknesses of human motive. A Yi employs his forensic skills to offer a series of portraits of modern life, both uniquely Chinese, and universal in their themes. His years as a police officer serve him well as he teases the truth from simple observation, now brought into the English language in a masterful translation by Alex Woodend. The stories are Two Lives, Attic, Spring, Bach, Dirtbag, Fat Duck, Predator. The first in the new Flame Tree Press series, Stories from China.
Author A Yi
Translated by Alex Woodend
Paperback / softback US trade paperback: 95,000 words, 288 pages
Series: Flame Tree Press
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 in