Sheltered Woman
Yiyun Li, Read by Laurence Bouvard

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Narrated By: Laurence Bouvard

Duration: 39 minutes

What to expect

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.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Short stories

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‘Li inhabits the lives of her characters with such force and compassion that one cannot help but marvel at her remarkable talents.’ Junot Díaz