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Do not say we have nothing /

Do not say we have nothing /
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2582745 F THIE
Adult Fiction   Bermagui . Available .  
R2576347 F THIE
Adult Fiction   Tura . On Loan . 24 Apr 2023
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ISBN 9781783782666 (paperback)
Shelf Location F THIE
Author Thien, Madeleine, 1974-, author
Title Do not say we have nothing / Madeleine Thien.
Production/Publication data London London : Granta, 2016.
Physical Description 473 pages ; 22 cm.
Carrier Type volume
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-473)
Summary Note 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.
Subject Families -- Fiction
Musicians -- Fiction
Intergenerational relations -- Fiction
Subject (Geographic) China -- Social life and customs --
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