There were ten or so Han kids in Kürti, and there was no Chinese school for them, so for a while they all ran loose in the village.
When people chase their ideals into their thirties, forties or fifties they become something ridiculous, like a deranged chicken.
Someone up there seemed to enjoy making things difficult for the living but got along with the dead just fine.
It reminded me that love almost never goes according to plan, even with the aid of witchcraft.
You were recently locked in a room with seven translators...
In the photo of my mother that bothers me the most, five men are sitting on a white sofa and she’s draped across their legs.
It was a tree that didn’t discriminate between race, religion, language or age.
That magical experience of nature happened momentarily but its significance etched itself in their hearts forever.
I know that when the time comes you’ll seek me out. Like the great explorers, you’ll trace my every step.
So often it was the fridge that held the very heart of the mystery, the key to explaining houses and their owners.