How Long Is Forever? : Two novels in one volume. THE WOMAN OPPOSITE: Seeking to distance himself from the unwanted advances of a woman, a young man moves to a new city, where he isolates himself by moving into a lonely warehouse full of discarded furniture. It is here that he discovers the woman in the opposite apartment. Living her private life in full view of the young man, the woman is completely oblivious to his presence - yet his hidden observances bring on a growing obsession of haunting familiarity . . . HOW LONG IS FOREVER? She is an ordinary hutong girl who loves others as she loves herself. In her relationships with those around her, whether they are her family, friends, lovers or only nodding acquaintances, she is always the one who makes the compromise. Is there a limit to her tolerance? How long is she going to give in to the demands of others? As long as "no" is not a word in her vocabulary, perhaps, the answer is forever . . .