Discounted Life (1)

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    The recruitment of egg donors and surrogate mothers in Bangalore was organized much like a pyramid scheme. Otherwise called a form of “multi- level marketing,” pyramid schemes worked by convertin...

文字生涯 (1)

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    穷苦人家的孩子不问自己是谁,他的身体受到贫困和疾病的折磨,得不到合理解释的境遇反倒证明他的存在是有理由的,因为饥饿和随时可能死亡的危险确立了他生存的权利:他为不死而活着。而我,我既不富也不穷,既不...

假面的告白 (2)

  • 引自第三章
    我拿过手抄件,来不及浏览就了解了事实。我不是指日本战败的事实,而是对我来说,只是对我一个人来说的事实——可怕的日子即将开始。有一个东西,仅仅听到它的名字都会让我浑身颤抖,我一直欺骗自己它绝不会来。...
  • 引自第三章
    昭和十九年,即停战前一年的九月,我毕业离开了自幼年时起一直就读的学校,进了大学。父亲不容分说,强迫我选择了法律专业。不过,我相信不久的将来自己会被征召入伍,战死沙场,全家人也会无一幸免地死于空袭,...

Greenlights (1)

  • How did I get here?
    “I was molested by a man when I was eighteen while knocked unconscious in the back of a van. I’ve done peyote in Real de Catorce, Mexico, in a cage with a mountain lion. I’ve had seventy-eight s...