An attempt to somehow make sense of a son’s suicide

An attempt to somehow make sense of a son’s suicide
Yiyun Li has written a remarkable depiction of a state of loss Pic: GETTY

FICTION: Where Reasons End: A Novel , By Yiyun Li, Penguin, €14.95

A mother meets her dead son in a place called nowhere. “The rule is, somewhere tomorrow and somewhere yesterday - but never somewhere today,” she says, paraphrasing the White Queen in Through the Looking Glass.

This world is made by her words, even though she says it is beyond anything she could dream up. She is a writer and she writes this world,...

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