The Embroidered Shoes

Xue, Can
Date finished: 1999-03-08

The stories in this collection are described as "New Gothic ghost stories" in the book jacket blurb, which is why I bought the book in the first place. This proved a snare and a delusion; the stories are more like Borges-style elusive little pieces, which just start, meander along for a while, and then stop, without ever approaching anything resemble a plot or a purpose. Matters aren't helped by the dully pedestrian language of the translation.

Tagged: short fiction


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