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Visiting flats

The agent: “This one is facing South-West.” [Opens the door.] Me: “But… There are no windows?” Agent: “Yes, there are! (Opens the bathroom door.) Look!” Me: “This is not a window, this is… (Looks in his French-to-English dictionary) …ah, you don’t have a word for that. A slit? A basement…

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Chess players

In the three years I’ve lived in this neighbourhood of Hong Kong, I have often noticed them: two greying men, fifty or sixty-something, playing Chinese chess on a foldable table and chairs, right at the entrance of a back alley close to my home. They would be there every evening…

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The Jedi fruitseller

I had left the office quite late, and I had been tasked to find a salad before coming home. In another city, this might have been difficult, so late in the evening, but I happen to work just above one of Hong Kong’s most famous wet markets, where stalls upon…

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In which I try not to talk complete nonsense

Stephen Mazur of F&SF kindly asked me a few questions about “The Rider”. Here is the full interview, for those interested — caution, there might be some light spoilers: https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/blog/2014/10/16/interview-jerome-cigut-on-the-rider/ Have a great week-end everyone, JC

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