Universal Stories with a Chinese Twist

Universal Stories with a Chinese Twist

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Yiyun Li came to the US to study, but fate had other plans. When reading her new collection Gold Boy, Emerald Girl you are reminded why her books 1000 Years of Good Prayers and The Vagrants have placed her on multiple prestigious lists like Granta’s Best American Novelists  Under 35 and The New Yorkers Top 20 Fiction Writers Under 40.

With beautiful sketches of the human condition, of fragile relationships between parents and their grown children, teachers and students, relationships tested by time, distance and memory, they tell universal stories but without sacrificing their Chinese heart.