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Do not say we have nothing : a novel / Madeleine Thien.

Book Book (2016.)
Description: 473 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
7 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 current hold with 8 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9780393609882
  • ISBN: 039360988X
  • Edition: First American edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: "In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old."Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming's father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli, were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China's political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences.


Thien, Madeleine. "Do not say we have nothing : a novel." New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
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