Nothing left to lose

By Graham Reid In Uncategorized

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29th April, 2006
The walls of the modest unit in suburban Auckland, where Huang Juo-Hua and his four-year-old daughter Kaixin live, are almost bare. In the lounge there is only a meagre calendar, and a large photograph of Huang's wife Luo Zhi Xiang, its frame decorated with flowers. There is a whisper of a smile on her lips, yet the eyes of the pale, attractive young woman possess an unusual sadness. There is another photograph, which Huang keeps in a drawer. It is of the same woman in a coffin. She looks like a piece of battered porcelain: her hair is gone, the eyes are sunken and the cheeks hollow. ...

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