Clan / Yeo Wei Wei

$25.00
Clan / Yeo Wei Wei

Clan / Yeo Wei Wei

$25.00
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Published by Math Paper Press

The past gets in the way of present and future possibilities, yet without it, what hope is there for self-knowing and wisdom?

Yeo Wei Wei’s bold and evocative prose breathes life into these questions through characters caught up in private fantasies. Striving for freedom from family and other societal constraints, the characters in these stories are recognisably human and distinctively Asian. Freedom is present both as theme and cornerstone in her translations – the freedom of characters made possible by the translator’s freedom to remake them for new skins in English.

A large family of first and second wives, servants and nieces mourns when a glamourous uncle runs away; a teacher is about to be reunited with her apprentice, someone whom she has secretly loved for decades and worships as a reincarnated goddess; a teenager tries to save her baby by hugging a vending machine and refusing to give birth. Meet the members of Clan.