Daughters of Hui


Author: Xu Xi
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Pages: 144
Language: English
Publication date: 09.02.2011
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Short fiction from Hong Kong author Xu Xi
This collection of a novella and three stories was named one of the top ten 'best books of Asia' of 1996 and won wide critical acclaim. Reviewers say the author 'addresses the prudery of Confucian values' and remark 'the streak of mischief in the tapestry of her story line.' Others note that 'though the subject matter can be raunchy, the sleaze element is conspicuously absent,' and also that her work is 'arrestingly poignant.'
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I write where I live which is the flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong and the South Island of New Zealand. Right now the main nest is a rooftop squat in Hong Kong, my birth city, which is also where my mother at 90 ages gracefully, despite her Alzheimer's, beneath me. I have no offspring to ensure such grace so instead I write, and trust that my books will be the children who will go forth and find me readers to provide solace as I age. Most of my work is fiction -- the novel remains my favorite genre -- although of late the essay is a primary preoccupation. You can meditate, despair and gnash your teeth in an essay the way you can't quite in fiction. Mostly I write about contemporary trans-national life, because I have long felt (and lived) beyond race, nationality, culture, city, country. I liken my life to that of the cuckoo, settling here, there and just about anywhere I can find a temporary angle of repose until the next dream state moves me -- asleep or awake how can we limit where and when we dream? The music that haunts my dreams is jazz. Find me on Facebook or at my website www.xuxiwriter.com.

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