Key Themes

  • Love

    Sizi has always been more comfortable with her ox than other people. But when she meets Zhinu, a cloud weaver who descended to the mortal realm, Sizi falls for her beauty and tenderness.

  • Folklore

    In this sapphic retelling of the Chinese folktale “The Cowherd and the Weaver,” two girls struggle to build a home together in a world that threatens to tear them apart.

  • Sexuality

    Despite the tribulations they face, they must come to realize that love is love, no matter what form it comes in, and it is powerful enough to cross the stars.

River of Stars

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    • "River of Stars"

    • Chapter 1

    • Chapter 2

    • Chapter 3

    • Chapter 4

    • Chapter 5

    • Chapter 6

    • Chapter 7

    • About the Author

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