Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tying Knots by Ken Liu

In Tying Knots by Ken Liu, To-mu, a traveller from Boston, persuades the naïve, but brilliant, Soe-bo to help him with his research in return for a new crop of rice for his village. However, the gains are weighed in one man's favour.

In Tying Knots is a tale of how the march of supposed progress is sometimes impossible to stop and how the old ways are becoming lost. Deeply effecting.

Beautifully written, this tale will stay with me for some time. You can read it here.

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