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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

手 (lit. The Hand)

Short story by Xiao Hong.

A story happened in a northern town, the city of ice and snow in 1910s. A girl named Wang Yaming went to school with the hope from her dad 'to know the human world more', and her own hope to teach her sisters and brothers to read and write. However, she was bullied and looked down upon because of her black hands...



Translated by Howard Goldblatt