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

[Ghost Talk] (lit. Ghost Talk)

Short story by Yang Lian.

Translations:

Ghost Talk

Translated by Charles Laughlin

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