Knowing how to fall is much more valuable than knowing how to walk.
Chi Zijian was born in Mohe in 1964. She started writing while at school and had her first story published in Northern Literature magazine when she was at college. She is the only writer to have won the Lu Xun Literary Award three times. The Last Quarter of the Moon also won the Mao Dun Literary Award.
Her work has been translated into many languages.
In this sweeping epic, full of love and loss, a woman from one of the last remote ...