Labyrinth Books, PPL Welcome Yiyun Li and Lynn Steger
On Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Library will play host to Yiyun Li and Lynn Steger regarding Li’s new story collection Wednesday’s Child. Her previous work, The Book of Goose, earned her much acclaim. Li will discuss her writing and her writing career with Steger, who is herself the author of the novels Hold Still, Want, and Flight. Her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere.
Li’s stories in Wednesday’s Child are equally blunt, horrifying, and funny. In one, a grieving mother makes a spreadsheet of everyone she’s lost. Elsewhere, a professor develops a troubling intimacy with his hairdresser. And every year, a restless woman receives an email from a strange man twice her age and several states away. In Li’s writing, everyday life is embedded with meaning and indelible details: a filched jar of honey, a mound of wounded ants, a photograph kept hidden for many, many years, waiting to be seen.
This event will be held at the Princeton Public Library, located at 65 Witherspoon Street in Princeton. No advance registration is necessary.