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The Train to Lo Wu

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The characters in Jess Row’s remarkable fiction inhabit “a city that can be like a mirage, hovering above the ground: skyscrapers built on mountainsides, islands swallowed in fog for days.” This is Hong Kong, where a Chinese girl and her American teacher explore the “blindness” of bats in an effort to locate the ghost of her suicidal mother; an American graduate student provokes a masseur into reliving the traumatic experience of the Cultural Revolution; a businessman falls in love with a prim bar hostess across the border, in Shenzhen, and finds himself helpless to dissolve the boundaries between them; a stock analyst obsessed with work drives her husband to attend a Zen retreat, where he must come to terms with his failing marriage.

Scrupulously imagined and psychologically penetrating, these seven stories shed light on the many nuances of race, sex, religion, and culture in this most mysterious of cities, even as they illuminate the most universal of human experiences.

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Synopsis:

Set against the panoramic backdrop of modern-day Hong Kong, a debut anthology of short fiction captures the colorful lives of the inhabitants of this culturally diverse city, from a Chinese girl and her American teacher searching for the ghost of her suicidal mother, a masseur reliving the trauma of the Cultural Revolution, and a businessman who falls in love with a bar hostess. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Jess Row is a graduate of Yale University, and received his MFA from the University of Michigan. His stories have been included in the Best American Short Stories 2001 and 2003 anthologies, as well as in Ploughshares. He is the recipient of a 2003 Whiting Writers Award and an NEA grant. He lives in New York, where he is at work on a novel.

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Table of Contents

The secret of bats — The American girl — For you — The train to Lo Wu — The ferry — Revolutions — Heaven Lake.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307423399
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Author:
Jess Row
Author:
Row, Jess
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Hong Kong (China)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Product details 208 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307423399 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Set against the panoramic backdrop of modern-day Hong Kong, a debut anthology of short fiction captures the colorful lives of the inhabitants of this culturally diverse city, from a Chinese girl and her American teacher searching for the ghost of her suicidal mother, a masseur reliving the trauma of the Cultural Revolution, and a businessman who falls in love with a bar hostess. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Jess Row is a graduate of Yale University, and received his MFA from the University of Michigan. His stories have been included in the Best American Short Stories 2001 and 2003 anthologies, as well as in Ploughshares. He is the recipient of a 2003 Whiting Writers Award and an NEA grant. He lives in New York, where he is at work on a novel.

From the Hardcover edition.

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