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The Vagrants

Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li is the winner of the prestigious Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. The Vagrants, set in 1979 China, is the story of those affected by the execution of a 28-year-old counterrevolutionary. Though suffering, Li’s characters nevertheless struggle to maintain hope amid cruel circumstance. “Li records these events … with such a magisterial sense of direction that the reader can’t help being drawn into the novel.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Yiyun Li is the winner of the prestigious Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. The Vagrants, set in 1979 China, is the story of those affected by the execution of a 28-year-old counterrevolutionary. Though suffering, Li’s characters nevertheless struggle to maintain hope amid cruel circumstance. “Li records these events … with such a magisterial sense of direction that the reader can’t help being drawn into the novel.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Yiyun Li is the winner of the prestigious Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. The Vagrants, set in 1979 China, is the story of those affected by the execution of a 28-year-old counterrevolutionary. Though suffering, Li’s characters nevertheless struggle to maintain hope amid cruel circumstance. “Li records these events … with such a magisterial sense of direction that the reader can’t help being drawn into the novel.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jackie Chung

Length:

11h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:06


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:06:52


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

17:24


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:02:34


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

34:21


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:11


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:01:21


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:18:32


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:52:55


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

57:02


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

54:50


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

01:33:42


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

17:44


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

02:21