How Long is Forever?: Two Novellas

How Long is Forever?: Two Novellas

by Tie Ning
     
 

The Woman Opposite

Seeking to distance himself from the unwanted advances of a woman, a young man moves to a new city, where he isolates himself by moving into a lonely warehouse full of discarded furniture. It is here that he discovers the woman in the opposite apartment. Living her private life in full view of the young man, the woman is completely

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The Woman Opposite

Seeking to distance himself from the unwanted advances of a woman, a young man moves to a new city, where he isolates himself by moving into a lonely warehouse full of discarded furniture. It is here that he discovers the woman in the opposite apartment. Living her private life in full view of the young man, the woman is completely oblivious to his presence-yet his hidden observances bring on a growing obsession of haunting familiarity.

How Long is Forever?

She is an ordinary hutong girl who loves others as she loves herself. In her relationships with those around her, whether they are her family, friends, lovers or only nodding acquaintances, she is always the one who makes the compromise. Is there a limit to her tolerance? How long is she going to give in to the demands of others? As long as "no" is not a word in her vocabulary, perhaps, the answer is forever...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606521526
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
10/14/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Tie Ning won a national short story award at the age of twenty-five and is the recipient of numerous other literary prizes. She has published ten books—collections of short fiction, essays, and novels—three of which were made into movies and television series, including The Bathing Women. In 2006, at the age of forty-nine, she was elected president of the Chinese Writers Association, becoming the youngest writer and first woman to be honored in this way. Her works have been translated into Russian, German, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, and Vietnamese. The Bathing Women is her first work to be translated into English.

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