Monday, January 03, 2022

Reader's Diary #2268 - Te-Ping Chen: Shanghai Murmur

 Te-Ping Chen's short story "Shanghai Murmur" would be a perfect story for a high school class to dissect and discuss for symbolism, and in particular with a focus on an expensive pen. I hope saying this doesn't imply that the story is heavy-handed in that technique, but rather that it works really well. Besides that, this story about a young florist trying to make her way in Shanghai is also rich in voice and imagery. 

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