Wednesday’s Child

Li, Yiyun

A dazzling new treasury of short stories, spanning 15 years of writing, from Yiyun Li, the prize-winning author of The Book of Goose and Where Reasons End.

Yiyun Li is one of our most celebrated living authors.

Wednesday’s Child collects together for the first time 15 stunning short stories and a remarkable novella, never before published in the UK, gathered from 15 years of her writing.
These stories carry the weight of history, sorrows, secrets and all things unresolved and unresolvable in life, but they are also shot through with a seductive, wry humour. They do not focus on one singular moment or slice or life, but a complex of many lives, both in the past and the present.

Beautifully affecting, wry and profound, Wednesday’s Child is a richly drawn collection that readers will cherish from the winner of the Sunday Times Short Story Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.