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Do not say we have nothing

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Signed By the Author
2016
Paperback in very good condition.

WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE 2016 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE PARAGRAPHE HUGH MACLENNAN PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016. 
In Canada in 1990, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming. As her relationship with Marie deepens, Ai-Ming tells the story of her family in revolutionary China, from the crowded teahouses in the first days of Chairman Mao's ascent to the Shanghai Conservatory in the 1960s and the events leading to the Beijing demonstrations of 1989. It is a history of revolutionary idealism, music, and silence, in which three musicians, the shy and brilliant composer Sparrow, the violin prodigy Zhuli, and the enigmatic pianist Kai struggle during China's relentless Cultural Revolution to remain loyal to one another and to the music they have devoted their lives to. Forced to re-imagine their artistic and private selves, their fates reverberate through the years, with deep and lasting consequences for Ai-Ming - and for Marie. Written with exquisite intimacy, wit and moral complexity, Do Not Say We Have Nothing magnificently brings to life one of the most significant political regimes of the 20th century and its traumatic legacy, which still resonates for a new generation. It is a gripping evocation of the persuasive power of revolution and its effects on personal and national identity, and an unforgettable meditation on China today.

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Author(s):
Madeleine Thien
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
142x217x32
EAN-13:
9781783782666
Edition:
C format original
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1783782666
ISBN-13:
9781783782666
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
473
Publisher:
Granta
Title:
Do not say we have nothing

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Signed By the Author
2016
Paperback in very good condition.

WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE 2016 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE PARAGRAPHE HUGH MACLENNAN PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016. 
In Canada in 1990, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming. As her relationship with Marie deepens, Ai-Ming tells the story of her family in revolutionary China, from the crowded teahouses in the first days of Chairman Mao's ascent to the Shanghai Conservatory in the 1960s and the events leading to the Beijing demonstrations of 1989. It is a history of revolutionary idealism, music, and silence, in which three musicians, the shy and brilliant composer Sparrow, the violin prodigy Zhuli, and the enigmatic pianist Kai struggle during China's relentless Cultural Revolution to remain loyal to one another and to the music they have devoted their lives to. Forced to re-imagine their artistic and private selves, their fates reverberate through the years, with deep and lasting consequences for Ai-Ming - and for Marie. Written with exquisite intimacy, wit and moral complexity, Do Not Say We Have Nothing magnificently brings to life one of the most significant political regimes of the 20th century and its traumatic legacy, which still resonates for a new generation. It is a gripping evocation of the persuasive power of revolution and its effects on personal and national identity, and an unforgettable meditation on China today.

Author(s):
Madeleine Thien
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
142x217x32
EAN-13:
9781783782666
Edition:
C format original
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1783782666
ISBN-13:
9781783782666
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
473
Publisher:
Granta
Title:
Do not say we have nothing

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