A casual affair with a student engenders inexplicable difficulties.
American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, provocative, discriminating, outrageous. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.
Communication problems at a gift shop spiral out of control.
iProstitution: the granting of romantic or sexual favors in exchange for the latest Apple product.
The nuisance of the uncooperative customer.
A seductress accumulates victims in the cafés of Beijing and Shanghai.
The joys of commanding more than one woman.
A provocation on the Beijing subway.
When we must resort to the whip.
The Chinese art of “pulling noodles.”
The female students of a university class discover they are featured in a nude painting exhibition for which they never posed.
A distressing experience in a Beijing restaurant that keeps slipping back in time.
A Chinese English department grows ever more dependent on a foreign teacher found not to its liking.
The more is known about a Shandong woman, the more unknowable she becomes.
A visit to a Chinese home boggles the imagination.
A foreigner turns a Chinese girl on, a bit hastily, to LSD.