Confucian comedy


The astounding avant-garde daily Babel Tower Notice Board kindly published my short story “Fifteen Family Sagas” last month. I’m fascinated by multi-generational epic novels, not least because they get a lot of attention on the prize circuit. I told a friend this was going to be my claim to fame, but I messed up since I’d forgotten the family tree.

It’s not that original, granted–it’s a set of riffs on old Chinese tales about filial piety. But it is very, very personal so I remain proud.

This goes out to everyone unfortunate enough to believe they had a happy childhood!

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