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Author Yiyun Li, honored as one of Granta's 21 Best Young American Novelists under age 35, continues her illustrious career with this insightful collection of short stories. With compelling visions of the scrapes and unpleasant situations in which people find themselves, Li's works trigger emotional responses of all types - whether through a tale of unrequited love, an unburdening of guilt, or something else entirely. These heartrending stories are certain to strike a chord with listeners as they recognize aspects of their own lives.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pia | 4/27/2011

    " The novella was better than the short stories IMO. But on the whole, I didn't think these stories held a candle to Ha Jin's short stories, told around the same time and of the same generation and era. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Meghan | 3/28/2011

    " I wanted to enjoy this book, and read through, but I admit that I skimmed parts of it. None of the characters were intriguing and likable -- I found myself indifferent to and bored by their melancholy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janelle | 2/9/2011

    " This is a book of short stories, and they were so good that I wanted each one to continue. I learned a lot about Chinese culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/2/2011

    " A thread of loneliness connects these stories of the educated in Beijing. Melancholy and ambiguous. "

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About the Author
Author Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Vagrants. A native of Beijing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is the recipient of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. In 2007, Granta named her one of the best American novelists under thirty-five. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space, Best American Short Stories, and O. Henry Prize Stories, among others. She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and sons.