Charles Yu

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Charles Yu


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January 03, 1976

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Charles Yu lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Michelle, and their two children.

He has received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his story collection Third Class Superhero, and he has also received the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. His work has been published in the Harvard Review, The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, and Mid-American Review, among other journals.

- Random House Publishers

Average rating: 3.53 · 19,387 ratings · 3,519 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
How to Live Safely in a Sci...

3.38 avg rating — 11,222 ratings — published 2010 — 26 editions
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Sorry Please Thank You: Sto...

3.65 avg rating — 1,727 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Third Class Superhero

3.49 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Fable

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Yeoman

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Hero Absorbs Major Damage

3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Where on Earth am I Going?

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East to West: An Arduous, T...

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“...unfortunately, it's true: time does heal. It will do so whether you like it or not, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. If you're not careful, time will take away everything that ever hurt you, everything you have ever lost, and replace it with knowledge. Time is a machine: it will convert your pain into experience. Raw data will be compiled, will be translated into a more comprehensible language. The individual events of your life will be transmuted into another substance called memory and in the mechanism something will be lost and you will never be able to reverse it, you will never again have the original moment back in its uncategorized, preprocessed state. It will force you to move on and you will not have a choice in the matter.”
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am.”
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
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“I don't miss him anymore. Most of the time, anyway. I want to. I wish I could but unfortunately, it's true: time does heal. It will do so whether you like it or not, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. If you're not careful, time will take away everything that ever hurt you, everything you have lost, and replace it with knowledge. Time is a machine: it will convert your pain into experience... It will force you to move on and you will not have a choice in the matter.”
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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