I'm a Chinese painter living in France. It's been twenty years since I left China during political upheaval. When people ask me about my life and what I've had to do to survive, I don't reveal all. A little mystery keeps my clients interested. But sometimes when I'm alone, I remember . . .
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Yuliang loves painting in rain, loves how the rain makes the world feel close and safe. She'll grind new ink to thicken Leanne's hair, make grasstrokes glisten with the dawn. When it is done, she'll triumphantly place her name. In Chinese. . . . She signs for herself, to bind her work to her. To tattoo it with a message: she has won. (p. 20)
—Both from The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein