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Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by [Li, Yiyun]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Chosen as a Book of the Year by AS Byatt and Pankaj Mishra in the Guardian, and by the Sunday Times.

‘Li was named by Granta as one of the best writers under 35, and she’s fabulous – nobody else has such an instinct for the tension between tradition and modernity…Modern China convulsed by progress, is wonderfully evoked.’ Times

‘To read any one of these stories is to receive proof of Li’s mastery. They are exquisitely made, and function with a vast, metronomic precision that eschews anything inessential.’ Independent on Sunday

‘Yiyun Li’s beautifully crafted Munro-like stories of loss and betrayal show the human cost of living in a changing world.’ Sunday Times

‘Comparisons to Chekov and to William Trevor hold true … Li is an exceptional writer.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘From its start you are reading in the presence of a bracingly clarified mind which produces prose of the utmost sparseness’ Scotsman

‘Attuned to every nuance of sadness, Li writes delicately about death, brutality and leave-taking’ Independent

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"Li is extraordinary ... a storyteller of the first order ... each tale in this collection is as wild and beautiful and thorny as a heart... Li inhabits the lives of her characters with such force and compassion that one one cannot help but marvel at her remarkable talents." Junot Diaz "This is work that lasts. These sly women, punished men, these worried, worrying, surprising characters are held aloft and illuminated in Yiyun Li's strong and magical prose." Amy Bloom "In the most dismal circumstances and the most unlikely subjects: the old, the forgotten, the bookish, the unattractive; Yiyun Li has the rare ability to conjure hope. She writes with precision and delicacy about the Chinese diaspora and about the new China and in doing so, she writes about us all." Mona Simpson

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1298 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (2 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00457WTB2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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