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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
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 in the mid-twentieth century; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square in 1989, in one of the most important political moments of the past century.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2016.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494844
Cataloging source
MMI
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.T447
LC item number
D6 2016eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Do not say we have nothing : a novel, Madeleine Thien
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn960435722
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393609899
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A5E43F39-3F24-40C5-B3B8-B36241EAD368
Label
Do not say we have nothing : a novel, Madeleine Thien
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn960435722
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393609899
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A5E43F39-3F24-40C5-B3B8-B36241EAD368

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