This short story collection revolves around Shenzhen, one of the most exciting cities in China, and therefore the world. Having grown from a cluster of villages to a metropolis of over 12 million people in four decades, Shenzhen encapsulates the nation’s economic miracle, and its associated growing pains.
From a tale narrated by an anthropomorphised iPhone reincarnated from a Foxconn worker to one that takes in a broken engagement and the possibility of female infanticide, “The Naked Wedding: And Other Tales from the Overnight City” has a bit of everything. From China’s impoverished side, where factory workers are driven to take their own lives, to its prosperous side, where people have gone from the barnyard to the boardroom so fast they have neglected to shed the manners along the way”.
I have recently been working on a novella about a cyberbully who makes a woman’s life a misery. I developed a fascination with this issue when I encountered a sick libeller who went by the online username of iWolf.
I later found out his real name is Randal Foley. He has long refused to explain himself or engage me while communicating under his own name, so my only option is to just be the bigger person …
and make this video