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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
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A Review of The Vagrants
By Yiyun Li
Random House

In the wake of China’s Cu…more

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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Nisi Shawl



A Review of The Vagrants
By Yiyun Li
Random House

In the wake of China’s Cultural Revolution, wrecked lives did not simply right themselves and continue on as before. The Vagrants, the first novel by award-winning short-story author Yiyun Li, examines human flotsam caught in the backwater eddies of the fictional late-’70s provincial town of Muddy River. The book opens as the spring equinox dawns. Teacher Gu rises from bed reluctantly, anticipating his daughter’s exe
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