A Sheltered Woman

A Sheltered Woman

Yiyun Li

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.

Reviews of A Sheltered Woman

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