- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Gerald Vizenor (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Gerald Vizenor (American Indians (Ready Reference series))
- Gerald Vizenor (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Gerald Vizenor (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Gerald R. Vizenor
- First Published: 1988
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: Around the 1960’s or 1970’s
- Setting: Beijing and Tianjin, China
- Characters: China Browne, An old Chinese woman, Cinch, Angel
- Genres: Social realism, Short fiction
- Subjects: Teaching or teachers, Values, Tradition, Friendship, Native Americans or American Indians, Ethnic relations, Tourist trade, China or Chinese people, Old age or elderly people, Feet
- Locales: Asia, China, Beijing, China, Tianjin, China
China Browne is sitting in a railroad station lounge, reading and absorbing the sights, sounds, and smells of her surroundings. English-language travel posters on the wall behind the ticket counter reveal that she is in China. She has been in the country only three days, but the harried American couple who soon join her in the Beijing lounge are beginning their second year as teachers in China. When the heavily burdened teachers learn that China Browne—carrying only an overnight pack—is going their way, they impose on her to carry their heaviest piece of...
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