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Wednesday's child : stories / Yiyun Li.

Li, Yiyun, 1972- (author.).


"A grieving mother makes a spreadsheet of everyone she's lost. Elsewhere, a professor develops a troubled intimacy with her hairdresser. And every year, a restless woman receives an email from a strange man twice her age and several states away. In the stories of Wednesday's Child, people strive for an ordinary existence until doing so becomes unsustainable, until the surface cracks and the grand mysterious forces--death, violence, estrangement--come to light. Even before such moments, everyday life is laden with meaning, studded with indelible details: a filched jar of honey, a mound of wounded ants, a photograph kept hidden for many years, until it must be seen."--Inside front jacket flap.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780374606374
  • ISBN: 0374606374
  • Physical Description: viii, 241 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
Wednesday's child -- A sheltered woman -- Hello, goodbye -- A small flame -- On the street where you live -- Such a common life -- A flawless silence -- Let mother's doubt -- Alone -- When we were happy we had other names -- All will be well.
Subject: Bereavement > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Genre: Short stories.
Domestic fiction.
Short stories.

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