Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life

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Written over two years while the author battled suicidal depression, this book is a painful and yet richly affirming examination of what makes life worth living. Li grew up in China, her mother suffering from mental illness, and has spent her adult life as an immigrant in a country not her own. She has been a scientist, an author, an immigrant, a mother – and through it all, she has been sustained by a deep connection with the writers and books she loves.

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‘Profoundly engaging in depth, with remarkable subtlety and rare, limpid beauty. A must-read’ – Mary Gaitskill

A luminous memoir about reading, writing and how to find meaning in a life

Written over two years while the author battled depression, Dear Friend is a painful and yet richly affirming examination of what makes life worth living. Interweaving personal memoir with a wide-ranging celebration of writers and books, this is a journey of recovery through literature.

From William Trevor and Katherine Mansfield to Kierkegaard and Larkin, Yiyun Li traces the themes of time and transformation, presence and absence. Drawing on personal experiences from her difficult childhood in China, she constructs a beautiful, interior exploration of selfhood and what is required to choose life.

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Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K