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Where reasons end : a novel

Author: Yiyun Li
Publisher: UK : Hamish Hamilton, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A woman's teenage son takes his own life. It is incomprehensible. The woman is a writer, and so she attempts to comprehend her grief in the space she knows best: on the page, as an imagined conversation with the child she has lost. He is as sharp and funny and serious in death as he was in life itself, and he will speak back to her, unable to offer explanation or solace, but not yet, not quite, gone. Where Reasons  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yiyun Li
ISBN: 0241366909 9780241366905
OCLC Number: 1039674462
Description: 170 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Yiyun Li.

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"A woman's teenage son takes his own life. It is incomprehensible. The woman is a writer, and so she attempts to comprehend her grief in the space she knows best: on the page, as an imagined conversation with the child she has lost. He is as sharp and funny and serious in death as he was in life itself, and he will speak back to her, unable to offer explanation or solace, but not yet, not quite, gone. Where Reasons End is an extraordinary portrait of parenthood, in all its painful contradictions of joy, humour and sorrow, and of what it is to lose a child."--Provided by publisher.

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A masterpiece. This book haunts me more than any other novel I've read in recent years. -- Garth Greenwell The most intelligent, insightful, heart-wrenching book of our time. -- Andrew Sean Greer Read more...

 
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