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This Love Could Not be Delivered

A love story set against the backdrop of the 1980s “Strike Hard” crackdown on youth crime, this heartbreaking novel shows how the pain of first love can last a lifetime.

Lu Min is one of China’s most celebrated young writers. The author of five novels and seven collections of short stories, she has been awarded the Lu Xun Literary Award, the Zhuang Zhongwen Literary Award, the People’s Literature Award, and the Chinese Writers’ Award. Born 1973 in Dongtai, Jiangshu Province, she currently lives in Nanjing.