Zou Lei, orphan of the desert, migrates to work in America and finds herself slaving in New York's kitchens. She falls in love with a young man whose heart has been broken in another desert. A new life may be possible if together they can survive homelessness, lockup, and the young man's nightmares, which may be more prophecy than madness.
Praise for "Preparation for the Next Life"
"Perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade." -The New York Times
"As bold and urgent a love story as you'll read this year." -Wall Street Journal
"A sledgehammer to t...more