A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Stories

Book - 2006
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a new writer whose stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. 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, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers reveals worlds both foreign and familiar.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2006, c2005
ISBN: 9780812973334
081297333X
9781400063123
1400063124
9780007196630
0007196636
9780007196623
0007196628
Branch Call Number: FICTION LI
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 20 cm

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January1545
Sep 19, 2017

Beautifully written, these stories are not full of cheer and happiness. If you want to know how it was to grow up in China after Mao, you'll gain a lot of insight. But expect to be saddened by most of these tales.

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brangwinn
Jul 07, 2016

Four Stars is high praise for short stories from me. I am not a fan of short stories and yet this collection of interesting and sometimes disturbing stories about Chinese and Chinese Americans captured my attention. Of particular interest to me were the stories that took place in China during its move to a free market economy.

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