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Where reasons end : a novel

Author: Yiyun Li; cloudLibrary.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fearless writer confronts grief and transforms it into art, in a book of surprising beauty and love,'a masterpiece by a master” (Elizabeth McCracken, Vanity Fair).'Li has converted the messy and devastating stuff of life into a remarkable work of art.”—The Wall Street Journal The narrator of Where Reasons End writes, “I had but one delusion, which I held on to with all my willpower: We once gave Nikolai a life of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Li, Yiyun, 1972-
Where reasons end.
New York : Random House, [2019]
(DLC) 2018013429
(OCoLC)1030447783
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yiyun Li; cloudLibrary.
ISBN: 9781984817389 1984817388
OCLC Number: 1083409226
Description: 1 online resource (170 pages)
Contents: Do not let mother dear find us --
Waylaid by days --
The trespassers --
Then the button came undone --
Catchers in the rain --
What a fine autumn --
So many windows, so many flowers --
The perfect enemy --
Forever --
Waylaid by facts --
Wishing you were somehow here again --
Inertia --
Aftertime --
Consolation --
Never twice --
Answers do not fly around.
Responsibility: Yiyun Li.

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A fearless writer confronts grief and transforms it into art, in a book of surprising beauty and love,'a masterpiece by a master” (Elizabeth McCracken, Vanity Fair).'Li has converted the messy and devastating stuff of life into a remarkable work of art.”—The Wall Street Journal The narrator of Where Reasons End writes, “I had but one delusion, which I held on to with all my willpower: We once gave Nikolai a life of flesh and blood; and I'm doing it over again, this time by words.” Yiyun Li meets life's deepest sorrows as she imagines a conversation between a mother and child in a timeless world. Composed in the months after she lost a child to suicide, Where Reasons End trespasses into the space between life and death as mother and child talk, free from old images and narratives. Deeply moving, these conversations portray the love and complexity of a relationship. Written with originality, precision, and poise, Where Reasons End is suffused with intimacy, inescapable pain, and fierce love.Praise for Where Reasons End“Where Reasons End belongs to a band of books produced in the forge of intense pain; their authors, aristocrats of suffering — think of The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights, Joan Didion's memoirs of the deaths of her husband and daughter in close succession.... For Li, to apply her own language to suicide means to understand suicide as the most private of decisions, to address it without cheap sentiment or condemnation.... As the title alerts us, this book takes place in a territory beyond reason, in all its connotations—beyond explanation or understanding. The mother does not require them. In the final reckoning, there is nothing she needs from Nikolai other than his company, his ghost; to carry him for a moment more, to keep the story going.”—The New York Times“This expansive, heartfelt examination of grief in novel form moves through a series of conversations between the mourning mother and her elusive, yet vividly present son. This utterly original novel will move anyone who has experienced loss in any form.”—Jan Weissmiller, Forbes“Yiyun Li's gutting novel imagines a conversation between a mother and child, months after the child's suicide. The prose is ethereal and electric, radiating unthinkable pain and profound love.”—BuzzFeed

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