The second collection of stories from Yiyun Li, author of the Guardian First Book Award-winning 'A Thousand Years of Good Prayers' and 'The Vagrants'.
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Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996. Her debut collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and Guardian First Book Award. Her novel, The Vagrants, was shortlisted for Dublin IMPAC Award. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She was selected by Granta as one of the 21 Best Young American Novelists under 35, and was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 20 writers under 40. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband and their two sons.Review:
"A literary voice that brings to mind Nabokov's description of Chekhov's narrative style: 'The story is told in the most natural way possible...the way one person relates to another the most important things in his life, slowly and yet without a break, in a slightly subdued voice.' As in reading Chekhov, one is struck by how profoundly important the lives or ordinary people are made to seem, and by what a sizable chunk of existence - an entire life or several lives - has been compressed into a few pages....[Yiyun Li] succeeds in making the details of a very particular (and very sharply drawn) time and place express something broader and more universal....[Li's stories] have the power to create hushed intervals that resonate with emotion...."Gold Boy, Emerald Girl "is an example of the treasure an artist can fashion from the raw materials of ordinary existence."
--Francine Prose, "The New York Times Book Review, "Editor's Choice
"Li's collection well deserves a celebration wi
"[Resonates] with emotion . . . "Gold Boy, Emerald Girl" is an example of the treasure an artist can fashion from the raw materials of ordinary existence."--Francine Prose, " The New York Times Book Review"
"Yiyun Li is extraordinary, a storyteller of the first order. Each tale in this collection is as wild and beautiful and thorny as a heart."--Junot Diaz
"A moving and unforgettable experience . . . Yiyun Li's characters, like the stories they inhabit, often seem at first glance quiet, modest and unassuming. [But] there is considerable drama hidden beneath the placid surfaces they present to the world."--"The Washington Post"
"Yiyun Li is a marvel. . . . Her writing is lyrical, circular and finely etched, with an emotional impact that both satisfies and surprises."--NPR
"Li has been called 'China's Chekhov, ' and it's easy to see why: With their quiet authority, exquisite control, and illumination of those quicksilver moments on which entire lives pivo
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