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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary novel set in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, 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. At the centre of this epic tale, as capacious and mysterious as life itself, are enigmatic Sparrow, a genius composer who wishes desperately to create music yet can find truth only in silence; his mother and aunt, Big Mother Knife and Swirl, survivors with captivating singing voices and an unbreakable bond; Sparrow's ethereal cousin Zhuli, daughter of Swirl and storyteller Wen the Dreamer, who as a child witnesses the denunciation of her parents and as a young woman becomes the target of denunciations herself; and headstrong, talented Kai, best friend of Sparrow and Zhuli, and a determinedly successful musician who is a virtuoso at masking his true self until the day he can hide no longer. Here, too, is Kai's daughter, the ever-questioning mathematician Marie, who pieces together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking a fragile meaning in the layers of their collective story
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CaOONL
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1974-
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Thien, Madeleine
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Families
  • Musicians
  • Intergenerational relations
  • China
Label
Do not say we have nothing : a novel, Madeleine Thien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
cap15908536
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
473 pages
Isbn
9780345810434
Label
Do not say we have nothing : a novel, Madeleine Thien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
cap15908536
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
473 pages
Isbn
9780345810434

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