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A pair of once-inseparable friends have an awkward meeting at a 10-year high school reunion. What feelings have been left simmering since they lost contact years ago? And what is the secret behind their failure to ever say a proper goodbye?
At his ten-year high school reunion, Wang Hsiang-Li bumps into Wu Yi-Sheng, whom he hasn’t spoken to in six years. They’ve both matured, but the encounter between once-inseparable friends proves awkward. What unexpressed sentiments lie behind the polite smiles? And what is the secret behind their inability to bid a proper farewell six years before?
They were placed at adjacent desks on their first day of high school. That familiar face from walking the same route to middle school now had a name. For Wang Hsiang-Li, it was an invaluable opportunity. He had been badly bullied in middle school, and he was determined to make a new start. By the second day of high school, however, the bullies were back. But this time Wang Hsiang-Li had a protector in the form of the taller and more athletic Wu Yi-Sheng. The next day they biked to school together, and soon they were fast friends.…
The first novel from inspirational book author Huang Shan-Liao, If You Never Say Goodbye is adapted from his own experiences. Huang’s sensitive account of affections that transcend the bounds of male friendship explores the ways in which love and hurt can catalyze our deepest realizations, and shape us into the people we eventually become.