Times Notable Books

Has the good sense to recognize the remarkable accomplishment of Yiyun Li; however, I've noted that most reviewers and readers are so caught up in the politics and history of what happened that they miss or dismiss the whole point of the book--clearly given by the title.  There is a sense in which all of humanity comprises The Vagrants, and it is from this universal element that the book achieves its power--not from the accidentals of its historical basis.

(Link via The Literary Saloon)


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