A Short Story by the 2005 Frank O'Connor Prize Winner
Anytime I am presented with the opportunity to read a short story by Yiyun Li, winner of the Frank O'Connor Prize in 2005, I am pleased. Prior to this I have read both of her novels and several of her always excellent short stories.
"A Sheltered Woman", long listed for The London Times short story of the year prize for 2015, the richest single story award, set in Shanghai, centers on a woman who makes her living taking care of mothers and babies for the first month after birth. She lives with the families. She has had numerous offers to work permanently but she does not want to become emotionally involved with the family or caught up in any drama.
My main purpose here is to journalise my reading of this story and to let my readers know they can read this story online. I really enjoyed it and will keep on reading stories by Yiyun Li when I can
Biography from the Author's webpage