Muted lives and brutal truths
The Vagrants By Yiyun Li Fourth Estate, €15.60
Beijing-born Yiyun Li is already being compared with the likes of controversial Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk. Initially it’s hard to see why - news has yet to break of Li’s novel inciting any criminal cases or political backlash.
But upon sinking into the quagmire of Li’s imagined 1979 Chinese town of Muddy River - a depressing, state-designed industrial village where children subsist on rotten vegetables and a young woman...
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