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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Old Man Xinjiang, by Xue Mo (short story)

By Helen Wang, published

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/11/old-man-xinjiang-xue-mo-story

This is the 2nd of the 5 short stories in The Guardian this week.

Editor's intro: Old Man Xinjiang by Xue Mo, translated by Nicky Harman. It's time for Old Man Xinjiang to head home, but not before he's been to see 'her'. Xue Mo reflects on the ebb and flow of life in the Chinese countryside in this story translated by Nicky Harman

Comments

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Xue Mo's story is really moving and Nicky's translation is just as moving. I actually enjoyed reading both. It's an wonderful experience.

Jianghua QIN, October 22, 2012, 5:06a.m.

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