CHINA GIRL: And Other Stories

CHINA GIRL: And Other Stories

by Ho Lin


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A modern woman adrift in modern China. Would-be lovers connected and separated by random chance. A drunken dissident and his less-then-happy minder. A researcher of war atrocities who must come to grips with her own family tragedies. A princess of a kingdom that no longer exists. Actors placed at the service of comedies and tragedies, depending on a filmmaker’s whim… These are the characters that populate Ho Lin’s short story collection China Girl.

In its nine tales, China Girl documents the collisions between East and West, the power of myth and the burden of history, and loves lost and almost found. The stories in this collection encompass everything from contemporary vignettes about urban life to fable-like musings on memories and the art of storytelling. Wide-ranging and playful, China Girl is a journey into today’s Asia as well as an Asia of the imagination.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587903847
Publisher: Regent Press Printers & Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Ho Lin is an author, musician and filmmaker, and the co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector. He currently resides in San Francisco. Ho Lin: Caveat Lector:

Table of Contents


1. China Girl . . . 1

2. Blood-Stained Heroes . . . 21

3. Floating World: A Film Treatment . . . 39

4. Ghost Wife . . . 59

5. Litany, Eulogy . . . 67

6. National Holiday . . . 95

7. Tableau . . . 141

8. Trio . . . 149

9. Charge . . . 179

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