For those with a hankering for some of my fiction writing, ‘American Nurse,’ an excerpt from my novel, Empire of Glass, is currently featured in Guernica Magazine.
Here’s the opener:
We called the white woman ‘Nurse’ because when we first received her, she was dressed in a tight white cotton uniform. We called her ‘American’ because whenever we asked her questions, she always answered the same way: ‘No.’
We knew the English word for ‘No’ from the smuggled Western films we watched projected onto a pillowcase in the 40th battalion headquarters in Andong on Saturday evenings…