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My first encounter with before and after was in one of the fashion magazines my friends told me to subscribe to when I came to America. I duly followed their advice—I had an anthropologist’s fascination with America then. I had never seen a glossy magazine, and the quality of the paper and  [...]

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Issue 19

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19

Fall 2013

Author

Yiyun Li is the author of two story collections, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, and the novel The Vagrants (all Random House). She was selected by The New Yorker as one of their Twenty Writers Under Forty, and was a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. ​

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