Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Chinese, Fiction)
继获得2017年金笔奖小说组第一名之后，这是原非的短 篇小说作品首次结集。10则风格各异的短篇小说，独居的男子爱上了一张照片，却对照片的主人并未心动；小 女孩在父母刷洗血迹的声音中甜甜睡去，却每天深夜在特定的时间开始侦察；心如死灰的美女和第十二个男人 相亲，得知对方在屠宰场工作后却决定带给母亲见面； 老人相信凭借风水的力量便可将运气掌握在手中，就此两家邻居的命运紧紧交缠在一起。不同故事之间时有关联，文笔风格多变，多由小 事生发开来，以“城市边缘人”如独居老人，锁匠，屠宰场工人等为主体，展示了人们从童年到恋爱，结婚，繁衍，到老死的不同生命阶段里，真实而奇幻的生活困境，及对爱，尊严，或虚无缥缈之物徒劳的执著。
Neighbour's Luck is Yuan Fei's first collection of short stories. The ten stories intertwine the tales of elderly folks living alone, locksmiths, abattoir workers, and others, exploring different facets of lives experienced by these “outsiders," their persistence in love, dignity, and their realities and fantasies as they grow up, fall in love, get married, have children, and age amid real yet dreamlike circumstances. Neighbour's Luck was the winner of the Golden Point Award 2017 for short stories.
About the Author
Born in northeastern China, Yolanda Yu Miaomiao has lived in Singapore since 1998. She has received literary awards including the Singapore Tertiary Chinese Literature Award and the Golden Point Award. Her collection of short stories Neighbour’s Luck was published by Math Paper Press and was selected as Lianhe Zaobao Book of the Year in 2018. Her work has also been published in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers including The New York Times, Travel Magazine, Guangxi Literature, and Zuo Pin Magazine.ISBN: 9789811192760
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 122
Year Published: 2018