《空山》描写了上个世纪50年代末期到90年代初，发生在一个叫机村的藏族村庄里的6个故事，主要人物有近三十个。《空山》由《随风飘散》和《天火》两部分组成，《随风飘散》写了私生子格拉与有些痴呆的母亲相依为命，受尽屈辱，最后含冤而死。《天火》写了在一场森林大火中，巫师多吉看到文革中周围世界发生的种种变化。 Hollow Mountain tells the story of Ji village, and the events that occurred there between the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1990s. This book is the first part of the trilogy. As China teetered at the brink of an oncoming era of madness and mass confusion, a child named Gela, a bright young soul as pure as the driven snow, meets a lonely death. The boy's death is only the beginning of the disaster awaiting Ji village. Several years later, a huge wildfire ignites the forests surrounding the tiny settlement. Amidst the bestial fury of the flames, a web of connected stories emerges... The author, Alai, deftly weaves together complex themes: the relationships between humanity and nature, the massive social change that marks the coming of a new epoch for a minority ethnicity, and the excesses of the Cultural Revolution, which is represented in the novel by a devastating forest fire.
《湖光山色》通过楚暖暖和旷开田从贫穷到富裕的经历讲述了一个关于人类欲望的寓言。 小说以曾进城打工的乡村女青年楚暖暖为主人公，讲述了她回到家乡楚王庄之后不断开拓进取、进而带领全村创业的故事。暖暖是一个"公主"式的乡村姑娘，她几乎是楚王庄所有男青年的共同梦想。村主任詹石磴的弟弟詹石梯自认为暖暖非他莫属，但暖暖却以决绝的方式嫁给了贫穷的青年旷开田，并因此与横行乡里的村主任詹石磴结下仇怨。从此，这个见过世面、性格倔强、心气甚高的女性，开始了她漫长艰辛的人生道路...... 小说结构严密，充满悲情和暖意，作家以他对中国乡村生活的独特理解，既书写了当代中国乡村表层生活的巨大变迁和当代气息，同时也发现了当代乡村中国深层结构的坚固和蜕变的艰难。 The fateful story begins with Nuannuan, the youthful villager called home from the city to care for her mother. Upon her return, Nuannuan forges ahead with plans to invigorate the rural village with new enterprises and business. As the sublime image of a woman in the eyes of the village men, village chief Zhan Shideng plans to marry Nuannuan to his younger brother, however, her refusal and subsequent elopement with the desperately poor young man Kuang Kaitian brings on the full wrath of the rampant chief. Worldly, resilient and spirited, Nuannuan must contend with those that transpire around her as she marches on to the beat of her own drum. A tragic tale not without warmth, the author provides unique perspectives on rural life in China, at once scratching into the surface layers of the monumental changes brought by modernity, and then taking us deep into the core structure of a village governed by stiff tradition and the ardours of change.
《最后的土司》故事发生在兵荒马乱年代的长江三峡边的一个土家山寨。伍娘是一个哑女，但聪颖过人舞技绝世；无意中撞进山寨的外乡人李安因偷吃土家祭祀的供品受到重罚；土司覃尧看似罚他却是救他，并许诺将伍娘许与李安。伍娘出嫁前夜按照祖先赋予的初夜权，将自己奉献给了神。土司覃尧作为神的化身得到了伍娘但与此同时才发现自己原本深爱着这个女子，从此陷入深深的痛苦。 李安不能接受山寨的习俗，将对伍娘的喜爱化成了厌恶和仇恨，不断给纯洁无辜的伍娘以伤害，土司覃尧却因信义而只能默默地忍受煎熬无法相助，火焰一般的爱恨情仇之间，美丽的伍娘以她的生命完成了最后的舞蹈。李安逃离山寨，覃尧在长江边堵住了他，命运将指向何方？结局给读者留下了无尽遐想。 The Last Tusi tells a story of a Tujia village in the Three Gorges wracked by war. Wu Niang, a mute girl gifted with exceptional intelligence, accidentally encounters Li An, an outsider arrested and punished by the Tujia. The chief of the Tujia people, Qin Yao, promises to marry Wu Niang to Li An. However, the night before Wu Niang becomes his bride, she makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
半个世纪前的西藏有着怎样的神秘往事？ 转世活佛有着怎样不寻常的艰难经历？ 六百多年前，藏传佛教格鲁派创始人宗喀巴大师创造了什么样的神奇？六百年后，他的法体又遭遇了什么样的劫难？ 佛法故事、民间传说、艺人说唱...... 何为活佛，何为马帮，何为藏药，何为唐卡，何为藏族人心中对死的理解...... Half a century ago, a young Tibetan shepherd is revealed to be a living Buddha and is plunged into a world of sky burials and scripture learning, boyish pranks and sublime miracles. 600 years ago, a revolutionary teacher performs miracles and creates whole new school of Buddhism. During the Cultural Revolution, as temples and relics are smashed to pieces about them, a few brave faithful risk their lives to protect the Buddhist legacy. A mix of Buddhist legends, folk stories and modern reportage, Little Novice provides new insight into the turbulent and intriguing history of Buddhism in Tibet.