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By Yiyun Li

Fabulous and unique, A Thousand Years of fine Prayers introduces a amazing new author whose breathtaking tales are set in China and between chinese language american citizens within the usa. during this wealthy, surprising assortment, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, heritage, 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 fine Prayers finds worlds either overseas and standard, 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 impressive 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 Life” illuminates the vagaries of marriage, parenthood, and gender, unfolding the tale of a pair who retain a daughter hidden from the area. And in “A Thousand Years of fine Prayers,” within which a guy visits the US for the 1st time to work out his lately divorced daughter, merely to find that every 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 enthralling tapestry of revelatory fiction via an unforgettable writer.

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