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Yiyun Li’s The Vagrants

Yiyun Li is a writer who was born in Beijing, and cites William Trevor as her foremost influence. I just interviewed her for Identity Theory. She currently lives in Oakland.The Vagrants shows a fictional provincial Chinese community enduring interesting times — the uncertain interlude after the death of Mao and before Deng consolidated his power. […]

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Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li

“As a fiction writer, I believe that what needs to be said about any political situation can not be separated from my fiction, and I feel that I have said enough in my work.”

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The Vagrants

I enjoyed Yiyun Li‘s The Vagrants, and am now tackling Benjamin Rosenbaum’s The Ant King & Other Stories.

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