Jewel Box: Stories

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Pub Date Oct 24 2023 | Archive Date Nov 07 2023
Kensington Books | Erewhon Books

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Featured on LeVar Burton Reads

L.A. Times Book Finalist

Library Journal Best Book of the Year 2023 

“Like Oscar Wilde or Ray Bradbury, E. Lily Yu writes the kind of delicious short stories that come with a sting in the tail. Utterly beguiling.” —Kelly Link, bestselling author of Get in Trouble

“Each story here is a gem. A trove of fantastical treasures.” Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
 
“An astonishing collection of stories…transformative.” Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

The strange, the sublime, and the monstrous confront one another with astonishing consequences in this collection of twenty-two stories from award-winning writer E. Lily Yu.


In the village of Yiwei, a fallen wasp nest unfurls into a beautifully accurate map. In a field in Louisiana, birdwatchers forge an indelible connection over a shared glimpse of a Vermilion Flycatcher, and fall. In Nineveh, a judge who prides himself on impartiality finds himself questioned by a mysterious god. On a nameless shore, a small monster searches for refuge and finds unexpected courage.

At turns bittersweet and boundary-breaking, poignant and profound, these twenty-two stories sing, as the oldest fables do, of what it means to be alive in this strange, terrible, beautiful world. For readers who loved the intelligence and compassion in Kim Fu's Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century and the dreamlike prose of Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners, this collection introduces the short fiction of E. Lily Yu, winner of the Astounding Award for Best New Writer and author of the Washington Book Award–winning novel On Fragile Waves, praised by the New York Times Book Review as "devastating and perfect."

"A lovely story." LeVar Burton, on "The Pilgrim and The Angel" (from Jewel Box: Stories)
Featured on LeVar Burton Reads

L.A. Times Book Finalist

Library Journal Best Book of the Year 2023 

“Like Oscar Wilde or Ray Bradbury, E. Lily Yu writes the kind of delicious short stories that come...

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ISBN 9781645660484
PRICE $27.00 (USD)
PAGES 336

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