Separation. Readers who enjoy psychological fiction will be delighted by Yiyun Li’s finely written novel titled, Kinder Than Solitude. She presents three characters, Moran, Ruyu, and Boyang, and draws us into their lives over two decades. The three friends experienced the mysterious death of another friend, and we learn how this haunted each of them in different ways. In some respects, their separation from each other never removed them from the poison of their youth, and that poison has formed their personalities, keeping them distant from love and contentment. The prose is finely written, the insight wise, and the story captivating.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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