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 Royal We

寡人

Novel by A Yi.

A Yi's book of essays and observations; what he humbly calls "all the material I might have used for fiction, but thought it would be better just to write down directly".

Translations:

Petty Thief

Translated by Alice Xin Liu, April, 2012

Extract from the novel.

Publications

Petty Thief (granta.com) Granta April 2012 Online