'Give and Take'

Though I've never been able to find the exact name of this statue, I was really taken with it when I visited Macau. It doesn't make an appearance in Bound until Chapter Six, but its message really permeates throughout much of the novel. Who is giving the flower to whom? How grateful should Asia be that the West has discovered it? This question shapes one of the many story lines found in Bound in Neon.

Bound in Neon was inspired by a number of photos I took while visiting Macau in 2007. Here are a few of my favorites!

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