Do Not Say We Have Nothing

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393354720

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About the Author

MADELEINE THIEN is the author of the story collection Simple Recipes (2001) and the novels Certainty (2006) and Dogs at the Perimeter (Granta, 2012), which was shortlisted for Berlin's 2014 International Literature Award and won the Frankfurt Book Fair's 2015 LiBeraturpreis. Her books and stories have been translated into 23 languages. Her essays have appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Five Dials, and Brick, and her story 'The Wedding Cake' was shortlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants to Canada, she lives in Montreal.

Reviews

[A] graceful, intricate novel whose humanity threads through it like a stirring melodic line.--Sam Sacks
A magnificent epic of Chinese history, richly detailed and beautifully written.
A deeply profound and moving tale where music, mathematics and family history are beautifully woven together in a poetic story...Full of wisdom and complexity, comedy and beauty, Thien has delivered a novel that is both hugely political and severe, but at the same time delicate and intimate, rooted in the tumultuous history of China.
Music is at the center of this ambitious saga of totalitarian China, where classical musicians were persecuted during the Maoist Cultural Revolution...Thien's intricate narrative slowly lays bare the lives of three musical friends living through a totalitarian era when serious music had to survive driven underground, like forbidden love.
A splendid writer.--Alice Munro
This is a moving and extraordinary evocation of the 20th-century tragedy of China, and deserves to cement Thien's reputation as an important and compelling writer.
Extraordinary...It recalls the panoramic scale and domestic minutiae of the great 19th-century Russian writers...[A] highly suspenseful drama...as courageous and principled as resistance itself.
Powerful.