In this provocative novel, "one of our major novelists" (Salman Rushdie) tells the story of a woman reflecting on her uncompromising life and the life of a former lover.
“Meg Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Female Persuasion and The Interestings, is one of my favorite writers, and Must I Go is an extraordinary book.”
MARIE CLAIRE AND ESQUIRE CALLED IT ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR.
Lilia Liska has outlived three husbands, raised five children, and watched seventeen grandchildren arrive. Now she's focusing her attention on the diary of Roland Bouley, a long-forgotten man with whom she once had a brief affair.
As Lilia becomes more obsessed with Roland's personal history, she begins to annotate the diary with her own version of events, revealing the surprising, long-held secrets of her past. She can't seem to get away from the memory of her daughter Lucy. This is a novel about life in all its messy glory, and about a life lived entirely on one's own terms by the extraordinary Lilia. Yiyun Li navigates the twin poles of grief and resilience, loss and rebirth, that compass a human heart with great candor and insight.... Read More