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Do not say we have nothing: a novel
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Published:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Physical Desc:
473 pages ; 25 cm
Status:
3 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Fiction has 2
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"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.With maturity and sophistication, humor and beauty, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of life inside China yet transcendent in its universality.
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ISBN:
9780393609882 , 039360988X

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"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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Thien, M. (2016). Do not say we have nothing: a novel. First American edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Thien, Madeleine, 1974-. 2016. Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Thien, Madeleine, 1974-, Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Thien, Madeleine. Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel. First American edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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