"A riveting story of cultures and generations colliding on a backwater Chinese campus, evoking the stillness and suspense of Paul Bowles and Graham Greene. Here is a welcome, novel take on China."
--Michael Meyer, author of The Road to Sleeping Dragon, In Manchuria and The Last Days of Old Beijing
"We've been waiting a long time for the novel that captures the foreign-teacher-in-China experience, and Quincy Carroll has written it. I recommend it to both new arrivals in China and jaded cynics."
--Alec Ash, author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China
An excerpt from the first chapter was awarded 1st Place in Medium's 2012 Fiction Writing Contest and published in Changsha's 晨报周刊 (Morning Weekly) magazine. The novel has been featured as an Indie Book of the Month by Kirkus Reviews (January 2016), selected as a finalist in Literary Fiction for Foreword Reviews' 2016 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, and awarded the Silver Medal in Contemporary Fiction for the Independent Publisher Book Awards.