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July 2019 ISSUE

Xingzhou

This episode features “Xingzhou” written by Ng Yi-Sheng. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
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July 2019 ISSUE

Xingzhou

My grandfather was a rickshaw coolie. He was born in China in the late 19th century, in a tiny village upriver from the coast of Fujian province. It was a time of misfortune. The rice harvests had failed. The landlords were heartless. His mother had hanged herself to escape her gambling debts. There was no [...]