The thirty-fifth floor of this building is known as the floor of pipes. This is how Wang Li referred to it on the phone…


They met in the library’s journal reading room, where the lights stayed on all day so you didn’t know how dark or cloudy it might be outside…


A connoisseur of fine wines once said: “A cup contains a cosmos; the sun and moon are glimpsed in wine.”


Everyone is vulnerable to a surprise attack from behind. You have no idea what might be approaching…


“You just get all the words down on the page, and then I’ll make them sound nice later…”