Do Not Say We Have Nothing

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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $25.06
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
480
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.5 X 9.4 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393609882

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About the Author

Madeleine Thien is the author of three novels and a collection of stories, and her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Her most recent novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. She lives in Montreal, Canada.

Reviews

A magnificent epic of Chinese history, richly detailed and beautifully written.
A splendid writer.--Alice Munro
A powerfully expansive novel...Thien writes with the mastery of a conductor who is as in command of the symphony's tempo as she is attuned to the nuances of each individual instrument.--Jiayang Fan
[A] graceful, intricate novel whose humanity threads through it like a stirring melodic line.--Sam Sacks
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 far-reaching as principled resistance itself.
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.