Blue Sky Green Sea and other stories
By Liu Sola
Translated by Martha Cheung
xxv + 145 pages
Liu Sola refuses to deal with serious subjects seriously. Or so it seems. Her wild casual style has a rebellious ring to it and her urbanite trend-setting protagonists are particularly appealing to China's younger generation. Behind the insistent frivolity and ephemeral tone, however, lie questions concerning the nature of art and the self-realization of the artist.
A woman of many talents, Liu Sola is a singer, composer and actress as well as a writer. She left China in 1988 and now resides abroad.
'Ms Liu's stories focus on art and artists, but they are really stories about individuals and individualism.'
—South China Morning Post