Fourteen years after her death, Eileen Chang is more current than ever. Thanks to Ronald Soong, her unreleased autobiographical novel, Xiao Tuan Yuan (Small Family Reunion) will finally appear on bookstore shelves this month, despite numerous holdback in publication in the past few decades.
As Chang put it, this novel is:
(A rough translation: This is a story of passion. I would like to reveal the highs and lows in love – something is left over even after the sparkle subsides.)
The appearance of this unpublished material will let us once again indulge in the world of Eileen Chang, and I am one of the fans anxiously awaiting the new work by one of the best writers of the 20th century.