“All would be well if you lived in a novel,” posited Yiyun Li, somewhere between hope and reality, in a recent New Yorker piece. So…would it? I posted the idea on Facebook, to a chorus of varied responses. Do we get to pick the book? or the character? And if we die on the page, do we live again when the book is opened anew? Whee! … Personally, I want to take a long ride on that drunken boat.