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口红 (lit. Lipstick)

Short story by Wang Yuan.

A wannabe singer and a cynical taxi driver are thrown together in a Beijing traffic jam, releasing their frustrations upon each other with tragicomic consequences.

Translations:

Lipstick

Translated by Colin Hawes and Shuyu Kong

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Beijing Women Wang Yuan multiple