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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

青衣 (lit. Blue Clothes)

Novel by Bi Feiyu.

'Blue Clothes' refers to a role in Peking Opera, usually representing a married woman, or a woman of a certain age. The story tells of an aging opera diva, Xiao Yanqiu, and her mad fixation on a role she believes has made her divine.

Translations:

The Moon Opera

Translated by Howard Goldblatt, November, 2007

Publications

The Moon Opera Telegram Books Nov. 2007 UK