It's well past noon - and well into the formal start of the day at most brothels - when Yuliang reaches the third-to-last establishment on the Lane of Lingering Happiness. A tiny, rundown house, it declares itself the Palace of Shining Opulence despite several broken shutters and a balcony that sags.(The Painter of Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
You may remember that last week I wasn't sure where to go next: France, Sweden, or China. Well I ended up going to ballet school in Paris for a while and boy was it strict (The Book of Proper Names by Amélie Nothomb)! After that, I spent some time with my favourite vampire family, and some non-vampires too, in Forks, Washington, with a quick trip to Italy (New Moon by Stephenie Meyer). Now I'm back in Paris where I'm a painter, but I'll soon be in China remembering my childhood and the life I had there (The Painter of Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein).