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A thousand years of good prayers

Author: Yiyun Li
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this collection, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, history, and culture intersect with personality to create fate. From the bustling heart of Beijing, to a fast-food restaurant in Chicago, to the barren expanse of Inner Mongolia, [this collection] reveals worlds both foreign and familiar"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Short stories, American
Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yiyun Li
ISBN: 9780007196630 0007196636 1400063124 9781400063123
OCLC Number: 156529133
Notes: "Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2006"--Cover.
Previously published: London : Fourth Estate, 2006.
Includes P.S.: ideas, interviews & features.
Awards: Winner of Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2005.
Shortlisted for Orange Award for New Writers 2006.
Description: 205, 18 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Extra --
After a life --
Immortality --
The princess of Nebraska --
Love in the marketplace --
Son --
The arrangement --
Death is not a bad joke if told the right way --
Persimmons --
A thousand years of good prayers.
Responsibility: Yiyun Li.
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Brilliant and original, 'A Thousand Years of Good Prayers' introduces a remarkable first collection of stories about China from an author set to become a major literary talent.  Read more...

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'Li's writing is beautifully spare and controlled.' The Times 'Yiyun's confidence as a storyteller lends her fiction a traditional air, but there's nothing old fashioned about her perspective...When Read more...

 
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