These six tales through Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian shipping the reader to moments the place the fragility of affection and existence, and the haunting strength of reminiscence, are fantastically unveiled. In "The Temple," the narrator's acute and mysterious nervousness overshadows the delirious happiness of an day trip along with his new spouse on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp," a guy narrowly escapes drowning within the sea, basically to discover that not anyone even spotted his absence. within the titlestory, the narrator makes an attempt to alleviate his homesickness in simple terms to discover that he's misplaced in a labyrinth of youth memories.
Everywhere during this assortment are strong mental images of characters whose unarticulated hopes and fears betray the unending presence of the previous of their current lives.
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