(Click for larger image)

Li, Yiyun. GOLD BOY, EMERALD GIRL: STORIES. New York City, NY: Random House, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 230 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second collection of stories. Now widely regarded as one of the finest short story collections of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Yiyun Li's second collection, which some critics and reader consider her best work thus far. "These nine brilliant stories offer a frighteningly lucid vision of human fate. A bravura piece of writing. Li's greatest achievement" (Publishers Weekly). Yiyun Li's subject, "weight", is the largest one in literature: The weight of Time, History, Place, and Fate. "All the stories came from situations, both Chinese and American, that could lead to different stories. The versions I chose to tell, I hope, have neither villains nor victims in them but people who have both taken from others and have been taken from, who have both deceived and been deceived, and who are as lonely as you and me" (Yiyun Li). An absolute "must-have" title for Yiyun Li and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Yiyun Li. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Yiyun Li was selected as one of the "20 Writers Under 40" of the decade by The New Yorker Magazine. One of the most brilliant living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER YIYUN LI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400068134. $50.00

This item is available for purchase. This web page was most recently updated on June 01, 2020.