Deborah Wei

Deborah Wei is a writer and international trade lawyer living in Washington, D.C. Her writing has appeared in Roads and Kingdoms, the DCist, The Archive, and Millennial Asian. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Duke University. A daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, she was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana.     

April Fiction: "Hungry Ghosts" by Deborah Wei

"When he wakes, palms sweating and heart pounding, the ring is almost painful on his heat-swollen finger."

For April, we bring you a story by Deborah Wei about the ways in which invisible family connections tug at individuals through generations, like ghosts that demand to be fed.

—Karissa Chen, Senior Literature Editor

A man leaves his home in the night on a ship bound for an island, knowing he will never return.