Yiyun Li's Where Reasons End
I gave some friends copies of Yiyun Li's Where Reasons End, a novel in which the author reimagines a conversation with her 16-year old son who had committed suicide. I warned them that it could be a painful book to read, but the language is beautiful. I only finished it two days ago.
I love the mother-son conversation that happens in this page.
Yes, I said, but poems and stories are tying to speak what can't be spoken.You always say words fall short, he said.Words fall short, yes, but sometimes their shadows can reach the unspeakable.
Don't I sometimes imagine conversations with my department loved ones, too? These internal