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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Beijing Coma Review

By Eric Abrahamsen, published

From Pankaj Mishra's review of Ma Jian's newest Beijing Coma, in The New Yorker:

A dissident writer’s pessimism, you suspect, can be as relentless and simplistic as a socialist realist’s optimism.

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