“The novel I’ve been working on” merges voices and fragments from my childhood and present life to examine the relationship between dependence and wildness. By interweaving writing and photographic works, the narration moves from real to imagined spaces, exploring the boundaries between autobiography and fiction. The photography consists of indoor portraits and nocturnal cityscape images that were all taken in my hometown Hefei, a smaller inland Chinese city. In my work, photography is the voyeuristic eye and the proof of memories while writing is the descriptive voice of my visual and mental experience. The writings and photographs do not form a linear narration, yet they overlap, and echo each other, just like the struggle between escape and return.