'Our passion was so great. Will the Old Man understand and help us once again?'
The Old Man of the Moon is Shen Fu's intimate and moving account of his marriage - from early passion to the trials of poverty and separation - and his great, enduring love for his wife in eighteenth-century China. In Chinese mythology the Old Man of the Moon is the God of Marriage, meant to bring people together. This small gem speaks for itself...
"All things are like spring dreams, passing with no trace."
"She was too sensitive to be completely happy in life."
"True respect comes from the heart, not from empty words."
"Most arguments people have begin with a joke."
"One who has seen the ocean cannot desire a stream."