Talking about families is always hard. In this book, Fang is trying to retell a personal experience about an important family member - ‘Lao Ye’.
He is so important, but at the same time all of the family members are scared of him. Even after he died.
Through retelling, Fang also wants to probe the truth behind that fear. Is it a pain from an unhealing wound caused by political movement, or actually it is the fear as individuals when they face the flood of history and mess.