The harsh sentence is meant to send a message, but is that necessary?
About $50 billion in backlog repairs is needed for rail transit systems, but just $5.6 billion was spent in 2006, according to one report.
A music student renounces all to become a Buddhist monk – and then has second thoughts.
Homes, gas stations, hair salons house art exhibits and musical performances in hard times.
The relatives come for the weekend, but they never leave in this relentlessly witty family novel.