Kinder Than Solitude: A Novel

Kinder Than Solitude: A Novel

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A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li, “one of America’s best young novelists” (Newsweek) and the celebrated author of The Vagrants, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Moving back and forth in time, between America today and China in the 1990s, Kinder Than Solitude is the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder one of them may have committed. As one of the three observes, “Even the most innocent… (plus)

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I imagine most people’s reaction to the book will be dictated by their tolerance for her semi-aphoristic authorial proclamations and the mannered faux-philosophical dialogue, both of which confused and confounded this reader.

Li possesses a supreme ability to depict subtle cultural interactions, and many of the novel’s best moments depict the fascinating collision between America and China, between the restless immigrant and those more settled.

There's a fine, taut Beijing novel inside Kinder Than Solitude, and some ruthless editing of its tedious American material might have set it off to greater advantage.

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Editeur: Random House Trade Paperbacks (25 février 2014)

Format: EPUB

Nombre de pages: 336 pages

Taille du fichier: 2,16 Mo

Protection: DRM

Langue: Anglais


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