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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

浮城志异 (lit. Marvels of a Floating City)

Short story by Xi Xi.

Xi Xi eloquently conveys the mood of the city during the 1980s in this collection of stories. In the first half of the decade, the Chinese and British governments negotiated Hong Kong's fate, occasioning intense soul-searching and close scrutiny of their society among the general population. The old and the new, the real and the fantastic, Western culture and local perception are skillfully woven together here to create narratives of the hopes, anger and fears that gripped the people of Hong Kong in this crucial period of their history.

Translations:

Marvels of a Floating City

Translated by Eva Hung

Collection of short stories

Publications

Marvels of a Floating City Renditions Paperbacks Dec. 1997 Hong Kong