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Archive for July 30th, 2012

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Posted by nliakos on July 30, 2012

Stories by Yiyun Li (Random House, 2005)

I am not usually a big fan of short stories. These are kind of depressing. They focus on bad marriages, disappointing relationships between parents and adult children, being gay in Chinese culture, abuse of power, taking care of a severely handicapped child in a society with no ADA legislation, the doomed love of an older woman for a young child… ┬áThe situations are tragic, the outcomes often unhappy. Definitely not an uplifting read!

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