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On Fragile Waves by [E. Lily Yu]

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Praise for On Fragile Waves
★ “In flowing, lyrical prose, Yu showcases the power of folklore and the pain of  displacement. This is a knockout." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 

★ “On Fragile Waves is a lyrical fabulist novel that will enchant readers of both literary fiction and fantasy.” —Booklist, starred review

★ “An evocative and heart-lacerating debut novel…. Essential fiction to understand our world.” —Library Journal, starred review 

★ “On Fragile Waves is a masterful and poetic novel about finding hope and joy in the most dire circumstances.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review

“Beautifully written, absorbing, powerful.... This should win awards when it comes out next year. I think Yu is doing some of the most exciting things in genre.” —Jo Walton, Tor.com 

“An extraordinary achievement—original in voice, powerful in material, a book of brutal beauty and unflinching compassion. May it be noticed and read and praised and believed.”Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

“A heartbreaking celebration of the necessity of joy. A soul-searing tale of homecoming, home-becoming, home-conjuring. By holding up the jagged beauty of faith against despair, E. Lily Yu is the brilliant voice of conscience our age needs.” —Ken Liu, author of The Paper Menagerie and The Grace of Kings

"An incredibly accomplished debut novel, a necessary and important tale of empathy and imagination and hope." —Matt Bell, author of Appleseed

“E. Lily Yu's finely honed prose and her child narrator allow for flashes of warmth and beauty between the shocks and sorrows, the terrors and humiliations.” —Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels

“Vivid, intense and heart-wrenching. On Fragile Waves is both a coming-of-age tale and an unflinching meditation on exile, belonging, fragility and hope.” —Victoria Law, co-author of Prison By Any Other Name

On Fragile Waves confirms that E. Lily Yu is a prodigy. Every line a gemstone, every page a calligram.” — Usman T. Malik, author of Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan

“A stunning heartbreaker. The prose is as sharp and beautiful as the story it tells . . . bringing into painful beautiful focus all the ways the world is horrible, and all the ways the world is magic.” —Sam J. Miller, Nebula-Award-winning author of Blackfish City and The Art of Starving

About the Author

E. Lily Yu received the Artist Trust / LaSalle Storyteller Award in 2017 and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer in 2012. Her stories appear in venues from McSweeney's to Tor.com and in eleven best-of-the-year anthologies, and have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards. She has lived on both coasts and holds degrees from Princeton and Cornell. This is her first novel.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08519LVRF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Erewhon (February 2, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 2, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5157 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 253 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1645660095
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 69 ratings

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