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The Age of Goodbyes

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Author: Zi Shu Li

By one of Southeast Asia's most exciting writers, The Age of Goodbyes is a wildly inventive account of family history, political turmoil, and the redemptive grace of storytelling.In 1969, in the wake of Malaysia's deadliest race riots, a woman named Du Li An secures her place in society by marrying a gangster. In a parallel narrative, a critic known only as The Fourth Person explores the work of a writer also named Du Li An. And a third storyline is in the second person; "you" are reading a novel titled The Age of Goodbyes. Floundering in the wake of "your" mother's death, "you" are trying to unpack the secrets surrounding "your" lineage.The Age of Goodbyes--which begins on page 513, a reference to the riots of May 13, 1969--is the acclaimed debut by Li Zi Shu. The winner of multiple awards and a Taiwanese bestseller, this dazzling novel is a profound exploration of what happens to personal memory when official accounts of history distort and render it taboo.

Publisher: Feminist Press
Published: 11/08/2022
Pages: 360
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 7.90h x 4.90w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9781952177699

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 09/12/2022
Booklist 10/01/2022 pg. 22
Foreword 10/27/2022