The Book of Goose A Novel by Yiyun Li


Winner of the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Long-listed for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice
A Slate Top Ten Book of the Year

A TIME Best Fiction Book of 2022

Named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, Financial Times, San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Buzzfeed, and more.

A magnificent, beguiling tale winding from the postwar rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school to the quiet Pennsylvania home where a woman can live without her past, The Book of Goose is a story of disturbing intimacy and obsession, of exploitation and strength of will, by the celebrated author Yiyun Li.

Fabienne is dead. Her childhood best friend, AgnA¨s, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised-"the place that Fabienne helped AgnA¨s escape ten years ago. Now AgnA¨s is free to tell her story.

As children in a war-ravaged backwater town, theyd built a private world, invisible to everyone but themselves-"until Fabienne hatched the plan that would change everything, launching AgnA¨s on an epic trajectory through fame, fortune, and terrible loss.

Contributor Bio

Yiyun Liis the author of several works of fiction-" Must I Go, Where Reasons End, Kinder Than Solitude, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The Vagrants, and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl -"and the memoir Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life . She is the recipient of many awards, including the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a Windham-Campbell Prize. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, T he Best American Short Stories, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, among other publications. She teaches at Princeton University.

More Details
  • Picador
  • Spring 2023
  • On Sale: Aug 08/23
  • Paperback | 5.3 x 8.2
  • FICTION / Literary
  • 9781250872418