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"Write the Book That You Want to Read": An Interview with Meng Jin, Author of LITTLE GODS

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Nicole Vecchiotti, GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum, recently interviewed Meng Jin about her novel Little Gods on Dead Darlings.


Meng Jin’s debut, Little Gods (Custom House, 2020), is an elegant, haunting novel that lingers like an eerie song. What starts on a grand stage—in a maternity ward near Tiananmen Square, where a massacre is about to unfold—becomes an intimate portrait of Su Lan. Amid the tumult of that historic day, Su Lan’s husband goes missing while she delivers her first and only child, Liya. Su Lan, a physicist, eventually emigrates to the United States, where she …

May 6, 2020 | Nicole Vecchiotti