“White Snake” by Geiling Yan

by kattomic

“White Snake” by Geiling Yan

08.29.12

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I’ve just read Yan’s darkly comic novel The Banquet Bug and when I ran across her collection, White Snake and Other Stories, I snapped it up. The title story is more of a novella, a love story about a Chinese dancer who has the ill luck to fall in love with a Soviet dancer as their countries are on the brink of war. The story is rich with imagery and mythology and is a great introduction to Yan’s work.

See you tomorrow!

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