Her first collection, Ether: Seven Stories and a novella, was published this week by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
If that sounds like hard work—well, sure, sometimes a novella's pleasures have to be earned.
I see my novella as being part of that—as part of the social discourse.
I tried to make that clear in the author's note at the start of the novella, but it seems that I was not emphatic enough.
Three years later, I returned to Beijing and wrote my first novella—Stick Out Your Tongue, inspired by my travels through Tibet.
The novella stooped towards the prisoner and touched his face with her lips.
Perhaps he was going to perish here, without seeing the novella again.
The novelette can have almost as perfect form as the novella.
In other words the novella was actually (though still in miniature) a novel in nature as well as in name.
It is not quite so clear as to when and where a piece of fiction ceases to be a novella and becomes a novel.