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An Eye in the Wall: Short Stories from China Megan Lee

An Eye in the Wall: Short Stories from China

Megan Lee

Published November 23rd 2013
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Award-winning short stories and novella by Megan Lee.The short story, An Eye in the Wall was first published in The Porter Gulch Reviews Spring 2005 edition. “The Sea” won a 1st Place award for Adult Prose presented by poet Billy Collins in theMoreAward-winning short stories and novella by Megan Lee.The short story, An Eye in the Wall was first published in The Porter Gulch Reviews Spring 2005 edition. “The Sea” won a 1st Place award for Adult Prose presented by poet Billy Collins in the 5th Annual Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival in Pleasanton, CA in April 2006. “Chinese Lesson” and “The Sea” were first published in 2006 in The Homestead Review.Cover design by Karen Cruz, 2013.The stories take place in and near Xiamen University in Fujian Province, China. The stories and themes are linked, as are the characters, who appear in one as a protagonist and in another as a peripheral character. The points of view shift from Chinese to Westerners, looking in and looking out at each other through the cultural wall that is China.Table of Contents:Prologue - The Egret - the bird of Gulangyu IslandChinese Lesson - a foreign language student at Xiamen University witnesses an execution convoyAn Eye in the Wall - a young boys naked body washes up on the beachGood Sam - a good Samaritan tries to save a beggars lifeThe Sea - a prisoner’s last daySeat Number Forty-Four (a novella) - an old woman from a village in Jiaomei encounters a teenage runaway on a long-distance bus.