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

安全简报 (lit. Safety Bulletin)

Novella by Li Tie.

Translations:

Safety Bulletin

Translated by Charles Laughlin

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By the River: Seven Contemporary Chinese Novellas multiple multiple