April 23, 2018

A Flawless Silence

Yiyun Li

Min and Rich, both left China as young adults and now live in California with their nine-year-old twin daughters. During the 2016 Presidential election Min has voted for Clinton; Rich for Trump. Those conflicting votes illuminates the tensions in their marriage. However, marriage is weather, and they know each other well enough to know the forecast. Can they keep relying on their forecast within the marriage when there is no forecast for the world outside?