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PUBLICATION DATE: May 18, 2010
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Under Fishbone Clouds
By (author) Sam Meekings
“Under Fishbone Clouds” is a love story and family saga interwoven with traditional folktales and stories from ancient Chinese history. Set against the backdrop of dramatic events of recent Chinese political history, we follow the lives of Jinyi and his wife Yuying.
Reviews of Under Fishbone Clouds
'A powerful and mesmerizing novel, both mythic and intimate … a great accomplishment of imagination, insight and lyricism' AMY TAN 'Lavishly imagined and skilfully narrated' THE INDEPENDENT
Sam Meekings was born in Margate and grew up in Walberton, not far from Chichester. He took an undergraduate degree in Modern History and English Literature at Mansfield College, Oxford University, and, later, a Masters degree in Creative Writing at Edinburgh University. Since 2005 he has lived and travelled throughout China, working as a teacher and editor. In 2006 and 2007 he was longlisted for the Eric Gregory Award for poets under 30.