Short Story Time

I love short stories as much as I love novels. It had been some time since I’d read many great stories at once. Not because there aren’t plenty out there, but because I was busy reading good old novels.

I just finished reading Yuyin Li’s ‘A Thousand Years of Good Prayers’ and ‘Gold Boy, Emerald Girl’. In her stories, Li wonderfully captures the lives of everyday people in China (and sometimes in the United States). Her characters remind me so much of friends and families I left behind in Nepal.

I’m currently reading Junot Diaz’s ‘This is How You Lose Her’. I love how Diaz packages great, raw s**t in his beautifully written stories, Dominican style.