A Sheltered Woman

by Yiyun Li (Author)
Excerpt

Winner of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize


Auntie Mei is a live-in nanny for newborns and their mothers. She has worked for a hundred and twenty-six families and looked after a hundred and thirty-one babies, one set of clients easily replaced by the next. But the hundred and thirty-second baby and his mother Chanel prompts a crisis in Auntie Mei’s life – a tremor that threatens to destroy her resolute detachment.

Publication date
July 16, 2015
Publisher
Page count
64
ISBN
9780008153694
Paper ISBN
9780008153670