06 Jan / Peacock Cries at the Three Gorges by Hong Ying, translated by Mark Smith and Henry Zhao [in AsianWeek]
Liu, a genetic scientist, arrives to visit her husband, Li, at his job site at the famed (or should that be infamous?) Three Gorges Dam Project on the Yangtze River. Despite their separate addresses, Liu believes she and Li have maintained a strong marriage. When she realizes otherwise, she aborts her trip and instead travels to the nearby village where she was born and discovers long-buried family secrets.
Published: 2004 (United States)