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Do Not Say We Have Nothing

(2016)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize


"A vivid, magisterial novel that reaches back to China's civil war and up to the present day" - The Guardian


"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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Used availability for Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing


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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-345-81043-0 / 978-0-345-81043-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

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

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

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