Posts Published by Zhu Yue

Zhu Yue, who is viewed by many in China as a successor to Borges, has published three short-story collections: The Blindfolded Traveler, Masters of Sleep, and Chaos of Fiction. In English translation, his work has appeared in Paper Republic, The Margins, and The Washington Square Review, among others. Translators Jianan Qian and Alyssa Asquith are both graduates of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Jianan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis. Alyssa lives and works in Iowa City.

Leaving Home

Translated from the original Chinese by Jianan Qian and Alyssa Asquith   The old men liked to say that our village was our world. I couldn’t accept this, and from the beginning, I felt that I…

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