Synopses & Reviews
"Strangers in a strange land tell it... dreamlike narratives capture both the banality of daily life and the details that render ordinary lives extraordinary..."
City Weekend, Shanghai
"...besides hosting China's most exciting new literary events, (Haliterature) has put out a new book... darkly funny, sexy and dangerous stories with a decidedly nontraditional sense of style."
Kevin Sampsell, author of A Common Pornography and Creamy Bullets
A young couple stands outside a hotel in China, nervously working up the courage to get a room together while in another hotel across China, a foreign businessman opens up to a prostitute. A foreign magazine editor in Shanghai burns his bridges and finds a friend in a street peddler's monkey, another befriends a young homeless boy. In northern China, a reporter finds himself at a moral crossroads in a tiger park. Down south, a traveler finds herself in a dietary crossroads and somewhere out east a man shows off his moonwalk on the unpaved roads. In this collection of short stories set in the post-Mao, post-McDonald's People's Republic of China, H.A.L. Publishing brings together these tales and more from up and coming Western and Chinese authors exploring the different facets of post-patriate and local life in the ever changing People's Republic.