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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

光辉岁月 (lit. Shining Age)

Short story by Di An.

谷棋 (who has changed her name from 谷琪) works in a bank but reminisces about her days as a "pager girl" (a now redundant job: people called in with the messages they wanted paging). She finds solace from her dissatisfying marriage with 陈浩南, a customer with whom she bonds over a shared love of 80s cantopop. (DH)

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妩媚航班 Di An multiple