"What an odd little book, a complete departure from some of the other books I’ve read. Narrated in by a seven-year old diplomat’s child, the book muses on childhood love and obsession, human love of war, and a girl named Elena, all in voice that is..."
The unnamed narrator of this novel is the seven-year-old daughter of diplomats posted to Peking for three years in the mid-seventies. She lives in the tightly enclosed world of the concrete ghetto of San Li Tun with her childish infatuation with...
A visionary cast of characters weaves together past and present in an intricate tapestry of tales. The resulting fabric tells the story of the dispossessed and displaced, of peoples whose history is ancient and whose future is unforeseen.