Li Yiyun

5 Articles

Last 30 days
Last 6 months
Last 12 months
Last 24 months
Specific Dates

Wednesday’s Child: Stories

Insightful yet matter of fact, Li’s beautiful and heartbreaking collection about lost lives, connections, and opportunities resonates. A striking addition to any short story collection.

The Book of Goose

Li’s understated prose belies the intensity of the emotions being depicted, and the story takes many unpredictable turns. Knowing only that the adult Agnes married an American, lives in the United States, and keeps geese, readers don’t learn the meaning of the title until the novel’s end. Highly recommended.

Where Reasons End

Sentences, paragraphs, pages later, Li transforms tragedy into a desperate miracle of survival. [See Prepub Alert, 8/13/18.]

Kinder Than Solitude

Li's effortless ability to move fluidly in time and place—between minutes or decades and across continents—always with exacting details, gives this novel a shattering immediacy. Discerning readers who appreciated the well-traveled, multicultural virtuosity of Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland, Chang-rae Lee's The Surrendered, and Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone will find rewarding satiety in Solitude.

The Vagrants


We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing