Novels & Fiction

Land of Big Numbers

Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen

The Land of Big Numbers is a collection of stories about a soulless world and unhappy people who never experience happiness. It is as if no one can face their personal destiny anymore, nor can they escape from the grip of the government and institutions, every conversation is incomplete and hidden, and every misfortune is blind.

This is the same world where everyone feels alienated and alienated from themselves.

Te Ping Chen is a fiction writer and journalist whose first collection of stories, The Land of Big Numbers, will be published on February 2, 2021 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and Tin House. He is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Philadelphia, previously based in Beijing and Hong Kong.