A thousand years of good prayers : stories / Yiyun Li.
Author: Li, Yiyun, 1972-
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2005.
Description: 205 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes: Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2005
Contents: Extra -- After a life -- Immortality -- The princess of Nebraska -- Love in the marketplace -- Son -- The arrangement -- Death is not a bad joke if told the right way -- Persimmons -- A thousand years of good prayers.
Summary: "In this collection, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, history, and culture intersect with personality to create fate. From the bustling heart of Beijing, to a fast-food restaurant in Chicago, to the barren expanse of Inner Mongolia, [this collection] reveals worlds both foreign and familiar"--Dust jacket.