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The Vagrants

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Published by Random House Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


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FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24248168M
ISBN 109781588367730
OCLC/WorldCa436288506

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The Vagrants is a novel to be savored and discussed."Colum McCann, author of Zoli "Every once in a while a voice and a subject are so perfectly matched that it seems as if this writer must have been born to write this book.Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in Her debut collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and Guardian First Book Award.

Her novel, The Vagrants, was shortlisted for Dublin IMPAC Award. Her books have been translated into more than twenty s: Yiyun Li (Chinese: 李翊雲; born November 4, ) is a Chinese writer who lives in the United short stories and novels have won several awards and distinctions, including the PEN/Hemingway Award and Guardian First Book Award for A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for Where Reasons End.

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