Skip to Content

The Long View: New Fiction from Edmund White and Yiyun Li

July 31, 2020 via Crowdcast

Authors Yiyun Li and Edmund White discussed their new novels, which detail their characters’ whole lives and how their choices affected their fates. In Must I Go, Li navigates—with great candor and insight—the twin poles of grief and resilience, loss and rebirth, that guide her seasoned protagonist Lilia Liska. White’s A Saint from Texas is a bold and sweeping story that traces the extraordinary fates of twin sisters, one destined for Parisian nobility and the other for Catholic sainthood. Noreen Tomassi, who retired as Executive Director in June, will moderate the discussion.