H.V. Chao at The Kenyon Review

March 24th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Kenyon Review LogoOnline among the KR Spring 2013 selections is H.V. Chao’s story “My Father’s Hand”! You can stream or download the author reading the story there as well. A French translation by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud was published earlier this year in Brèves.

I was not trying to fool them, for they were oblivious to me—I was one of them, for all they knew, or not, for all they cared—I was trying to fool myself, as though by standing among them at a corner, waiting for the light to change, a small bag of some warm food swinging from my wrist, I would go back to something very much like what they, short and tall, male and female, smiling or preoccupied, were hurrying home to, in heels, in sandals, in buses, in taxis, on mopeds leaning as they rounded a corner. Then that month came to an end, and I turned thirty alone in a foreign city.

Where am I?

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