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The Resource Do not say we have nothing : a novel, Madeleine Thien

Do not say we have nothing : a novel, Madeleine Thien

Label
Do not say we have nothing : a novel
Title
Do not say we have nothing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Madeleine Thien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Marie endeavors to piece together the story of her fractured family's past and its connection to her friend Ai-Ming, uncovering information about how both women's fathers were forced to reimagine their identities during Mao's Cultural Revolution.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 2016
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016.
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494844
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thien, Madeleine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Intergenerational relations
  • China
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Families
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Manners and customs
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Do not say we have nothing : a novel, Madeleine Thien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957522375
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
473 pages
Isbn
9780393609882
Lccn
2016040336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957522375
Label
Do not say we have nothing : a novel, Madeleine Thien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957522375
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
473 pages
Isbn
9780393609882
Lccn
2016040336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957522375

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