Vol. 3 Contributor Xu Xi has a New Novel

Xu Xi, whose story “To Body To Chicken” was published in Volume 3 of Silk Road, will soon release a new novel, Habit of a Foreign Sky (Haven Books, 2010). She is calling this book her “women’s novel,” a novel for her mother, or rather for the woman her mother might have been if she had not had the obligations of husband and family. Xu Xi is also calling this an international novel, with audiences in the West interested in the Chinese cultural aspect of the book and Asian audiences primarily concerned with its transnational issues.

For an extended dialog on Habit of a Foreign Sky (what a marvelous title!), check out Haven Book’s podcast interview with Xu Xi or hear an excerpt from the novel.


Habit of a Foreign Sky is available October 16th.