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By Yiyun Li

ISBN-10: 081297333X

ISBN-13: 9780812973334

ISBN-10: 1400063124

ISBN-13: 9781400063123

awesome and unique, A Thousand Years of fine Prayers introduces a striking new author whose breathtaking tales are set in China and between chinese language american citizens within the usa. during this wealthy, fantastic assortment, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, historical past, and tradition intersect with character to create destiny. From the bustling center of Beijing, to a fast-food eating place in Chicago, to the barren expanse of internal Mongolia, A Thousand Years of excellent Prayers finds worlds either overseas and widely used, with heartbreaking honesty and in attractive prose.

“Immortality,” winner of The Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize for brand spanking new writers, tells the tale of a tender guy who bears a awesome resemblance to a dictator and so unearths a calling to immortality. In “The Princess of Nebraska,” a guy and a lady who have been either in love with a tender actor in China meet back in the US and check out to reconcile the misplaced love with their new lives.

“After a lifestyles” illuminates the vagaries of marriage, parenthood, and gender, unfolding the tale of a pair who hold a daughter hidden from the area. And in “A Thousand Years of excellent Prayers,” during which a guy visits the USA for the 1st time to work out his lately divorced daughter, basically to find that each one isn't because it turns out, Li boldly explores the consequences of communism on language, religion, and a complete humans, underlining transformation in its many meanings and incarnations.

These and different bold tales shape a enchanting tapestry of revelatory fiction through an unforgettable writer.

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