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About the Book

The Book of Goose

A magnificent, beguiling tale winding from the postwar rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school, to the quiet Pennsylvania home where a woman can live without her past, THE BOOK OF GOOSE is a story of disturbing intimacy and obsession, of exploitation and strength of will, by the celebrated author Yiyun Li.

Fabienne is dead. Her childhood best friend, Agnès, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised --- the place that Fabienne helped Agnès escape 10 years ago. Now, Agnès is free to tell her story.

As children in a war-ravaged, backwater town, they’d built a private world, invisible to everyone but themselves --- until Fabienne hatched the plan that would change everything, launching Agnès on an epic trajectory through fame, fortune and terrible loss.

Audiobook available, read by Caroline Hewitt

The Book of Goose
by Yiyun Li

  • Publication Date: August 8, 2023
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN-10: 1250872413
  • ISBN-13: 9781250872418