[The short story creates] a vivid realization for the reader of that which moved the author to write, be it incident, be it emotion, be it situation.... thus the art of the short story becomes as much an art of tone as of incident.
H. S. Canby
The Chinese Girl
The first novel of the Stone Lewis series.
I thought The Chinese Girl was a smashing read. Funny, gripping and profound. Jean Hartley, author of The Marvel press, Philip Larkin, and me.