The Book of Goose
Long-listed for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionA New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceA 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, AgnÃ¨s, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised—the place that Fabienne helped AgnÃ¨s escape ten years ago. Now AgnÃ¨s 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 AgnÃ¨s on an epic trajectory through fame, fortune, and terrible loss.