“A Flawless Silence”
by Yiyun Li
from the April 23, 2018 issue of The New Yorker

This week we get another story from short story master Yiyun Li. Though Li is widely considered a master — I consider her a master, too — her stories haven’t necessarily been well received here in the discussion. Let’s see if that changes this time around.

I’m not at a place where I can look up much in the way of introduction on the story, and I don’t think Li needs any introduction. Her latest book is a memoir called Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. I haven’t read it, but I know some love it. Surely there’s another story collection on the way.

But let’s get to work on “A Flawless Silence.” Please comment below! Leave your thoughts on the story, on Li’s work in general, etc.

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