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Do Not Say We Have Nothing

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award
Finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction


"A powerfully expansive novel... Thien writes with the mastery of a conductor." - New York Times Book Review


"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.

With maturity and sophistication, humor and beauty, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of life inside China yet transcendent in its universality.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-393-60988-X / 978-0-393-60988-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-345-81042-2 / 978-0-345-81042-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-393-35472-5 / 978-0-393-35472-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-345-81043-0 / 978-0-345-81043-4 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 1-78378-267-6 / 978-1-78378-267-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 1-78378-266-8 / 978-1-78378-266-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
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September 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 1-5100-5212-7 / 978-1-5100-5212-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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