Why do we do what we do? Contemporary Chinese author Zou Zou explores this question in this compilation of four short stories.
In Abandonment, a married couple adopts a baby girl after the death of their own daughter, and raises the child as their own.
Unbeknownst of the shadow that looms over her, the girl stumbles through life searching for approval and acceptance in the wrong places and just when all hope seems to be lost love finds her unexpectedly.
In Thirty-One Days of Love, the beginning and end of an affair between two writers is documented by exchanging pieces of a story.
In She She, one woman's long time obsession with her friend leads her on a path of continual self-destruction.
The author ruminates about her journey to becoming a writer in the humorous piece Writing, which tells of the inspirations and muses from childhood to adulthood and the constant battle with the writing self.