“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman


From the publisher's webpage:

The first book in English by acclaimed Chinese-Canadian writer Xue Yiwei, Shenzheners is inspired by the young city of Shenzhen, a market town north of Hong Kong that became a Special Economic Zone in 1980 as an experiment in introducing capitalism to Communist China. A city in which everyone is a newcomer, Shenzhen has grown astronomically to become a major metropolitan centre. Hailed as a Chinese Dubliners, the original collection was named one of the Most Influential Chinese Books of the Year in 2013, with most of the stories appearing in Best Chinese Stories.


Shenzheners (www.lindaleith.com)

Linda Leith Publishing, (Canada)

Sept. 2016


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