Belonging and excluded, borders and crossings, the solid and the porous. From evening to day, imagined to real. The populous and the particular. This is an issue about dualities. Inside and outside, and the interstitial between.
The difference between a short story and a novel is that the latter requires more of a sense of a structure. Yiyun Li, the author most recently of Must I Go, leads a Master Class on July 11 on how to scaffold a novel—for anyone just starting out, or deep in the process of writing one.