Yiyun Li: Where Reasons End

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Author, Yiyun Li Photos by Christopher Ho

In Yiyun Li’s Where Reasons End, a mother discovers a place where she can talk to her son who committed suicide. The reader is a privileged visitor to a sadness being expressed between the characters, different from grief or mourning. A condition of sorrowful wonder looms over this novel where everything is buried in the depths of dialogue.

Credits

Guest:
Yiyun Li - novelist and short-story writer

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Shawn Sullivan, Alan Howard