The coffin fell apart.
There was the sound of decayed wood crumbling, and a cloud of smoke surged out, like water vapour from a hot steamer.

Yan Lianke / Carlos Rojas

Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin is the author of eight books (including five novels and a biography of Hou Dejian, The Monkey and the Dragon) and a translator of both film subtitles (Farewell My Concubine, Hero, To Live, Forever Enthralled, City of Sadness among others) and co-editor with Geremie Barmé of New Ghosts, Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices. Recent translations include chapters of Sang Ye's China Candid. She lives in Sydney but visits China regularly.


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