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By Yiyun Li

ISBN-10: 081297333X

ISBN-13: 9780812973334

ISBN-10: 1400063124

ISBN-13: 9781400063123

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

“Immortality,” winner of The Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize for brand new writers, tells the tale of a tender guy who bears a extraordinary resemblance to a dictator and so reveals 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 United States 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 preserve a daughter hidden from the realm. And in “A Thousand Years of fine Prayers,” within which a guy visits the USA for the 1st time to work out his lately divorced daughter, in basic terms to find that every one isn't because it turns out, Li boldly explores the consequences of communism on language, religion, and a whole humans, underlining transformation in its many meanings and incarnations.

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

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