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

[The Adulterers] (lit. The Adulterers)

Short story by Li Peifu.


The Adulterers

Translated by Charles Laughlin and Jeanne Tai

Collected in

Running Wild – New Chinese Writers multiple multiple