Read Paper Republic – Bare Branches

November 11th was originally a day for singletons in China to either bemoan or celebrate their unattached status, but is increasingly an excuse for unbridled consumerism. In 2017 Paper Republic marked the occasion with a new run of four free-to-view short stories about love, longing, and loneliness. We were delighted to work with Michelle Deeter as our managing editor for the series, which we called “Bare Branches” (a literal translation of the Chinese name for the occasion, 光棍节)