By Wang Meng

China, the nice jap energy with a civilization of greater than 5,000 years, is experiencing remarkable financial improvement has attracted around the world curiosity. With the deepening of reform and beginning, China strives to offer their tradition to overseas audiences. the way to be aware of a rustic and a humans is thru its literature, during this experience we current the choice of The chinese language modern stories. those ten tales, written by way of profitable authors in China, opened the window to the chinese language modern readers in Spanish.

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Some of the stuff is matted in her hair. “Yes,” she says, moving over and nodding at the Jell-O. “And there’s room for you. ” *** please don’t be upset 65 At my house, the door is open. There are hairs scattered across the living room floor and on the couch. Hairs in the bathroom sink. Hairs on my bed. I sweep them up and scrub, happy I can’t find any other hairs, but then I cough up a wad of them. My tweezers are in the bottom drawer underneath the bathroom sink. They are rusted and stained with white, which is probably toothpaste.

Please don’t be upset 33 I can’t sleep. I get up every twenty minutes and shine a flashlight into the backyard. Their eyes shine back at me. One sits at the bottom of the steps. Its antlers are close enough to touch. I read that antlers are bones that die and are shed at the end of each mating season. By the next season the deer will grow a new set of antlers that will soon be dead bone and also shed. *** Somehow the deer get into our house. I don’t know how. Maybe they ran up the back stairs.

Knots her. He makes her into a nice little cube. Maybe the cube is rough, mangled and uneven, but it is manageable. He can carry it places. Store it easily. Pull it out when he needs to. This is the way with their love. Even after he has made her into a cube, her hands still crawl and tramp about the house. Her right hand is a constant source of discord. It claws at doors, cracks windows, breaks the toilet lid off, shatters it and attempts to flush the pieces down the drain. Sometimes he finds the hand beneath the coffee table, trying to unfold his wife’s body.

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