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By Mu Xin,Toming Jun Liu

A surprising cycle of brief tales via considered one of China’s so much respected modern writers and one of many world’s prime artist-intellectuals.

An Empty Room is the 1st e-book by way of the distinguished chinese language author Mu Xin to seem in English. A cycle of 13 tenderly evocative tales written whereas Mu Xin was once dwelling in exile, this assortment is such as the structural fantastic thing about Hemingway’s In Our Time and the imagistic strength of Kawabata’s palm-of-the-hand tales. From the normal (a bus coincidence) to the weird (Buddhist halos) to the clever (Goethe, Lao Zi), Mu Xin’s wandering “I” interweaves plots with philosophical grace and non secular profundity. A small blue bowl turns into an emblem of vanishing youth; a painter in a race opposed to fading reminiscence scribbles notes in an underground felony in the course of the Cultural Revolution; an deserted temple room holds a gloomy secret. An Empty Room is a soul-stirring web page turner, a Sebaldian reverie of passing time, loss, and humanity regained.

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