‘American Nurse’ in Guernica Magazine


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…


About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.
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One Response to ‘American Nurse’ in Guernica Magazine

  1. How exciting!! Congratulations! And I can’t wait to read the novel.

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