Shuang Xuetao was born in 1983 and is the author of five volumes of fiction, including his novella Moses in the Plain.
Translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang
Liu Yiduo points to the lever at the foot of the bed and says to me, Crank this six times to make it recline and he’ll be able to drink. Twelve times to sit upright, and if he starts to . . .