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How Much of These Hills Is Gold

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2021


A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020

'The boldest debut of the year . . . It is refreshing to discover a new author of such grand scale, singular focus and blistering vision' Observer

America. In the twilight of the Gold Rush, two siblings cross a landscape with a gun in their hands and the body of their father on their backs . . .

Ba dies in the night, Ma is already gone. Lucy and Sam, twelve and eleven, are suddenly alone and on the run. With their father's body on their backs, they roam an unforgiving landscape dotted with giant buffalo bones and tiger paw prints, searching for a place to give him a proper burial.

How Much of These Hills is Gold is a sweeping adventure tale, an unforgettable sibling story and a remarkable novel about a family bound and divided by its memories.

'The 19th-century American West is the setting for C Pam Zhang's impressive debut. Rickety wagons, gambling dens, dusty towns and dodgy outlaws stalk its pages . . . How Much of These Hills is Gold breaks the mould [as a] revisionist immigrant fable of the making of the West . . . a daring and haunting epic' Sunday Times

'A truly gifted writer' Sebastian Barry, two-time Costa Book of the Year winner


'Pure gold' Emma Donoghue, Booker-shortlisted author of Room

'Dazzling' Daisy Johnson, Booker-shortlisted author of Everything Under

A GWYNETH PALTROW BOOK CLUB PICK


Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A truly gifted writer." - Sebastian Barry

"A ravishingly written revisionist story of the making of the West, C Pam Zhang's debut is pure gold." - Emma Donoghue

"This exhilarating novel unweaves the myths of the American West and offers in their place a gorgeous, broken, soulful, feral song of family and yearning, origin and earth. C Pam Zhang is a brilliant, fearless writer. This book is a wonder." - Garth Greenwell

"C Pam Zhang's debut is ferocious, dark and gleaming, a book erupting out of the interstices between myth and dream, between longing and belonging. How Much of These Hills Is Gold tells us that stories--like people, like the rough and stunning landscape of California itself--are constantly in the process of being made, broken, and finally remade into something tender and new." - Lauren Groff

"Intuitive, chewy, wonderful; the plot is devastating and the talent is dazzling. Zhang is a blazing writer." - Daisy Johnson

"How Much of These Hills is a miracle, as timely as it is timeless, propulsive but also wonderfully meditative, a ferocious, tender epic about vulnerable immigrant family trying to survive the American Gold Rush. I read it in one night and know I'll revisit it soon: I envy you your first read of this book." - R O Kwon

"Zhang writes with the clear-eyed lucidity of ancient myth-makers whose eyes are attuned to the vicissitudes of nature and humanity. Her characters inhabit this universe with a distinct and memorable presence that will haunt readers in this riveting and truly remarkable debut." - Chigozie Obioma


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April 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: How Much of These Hills is Gold: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
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Title: How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel
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Title: How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel
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Title: How Much of These Hills is Gold: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
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Title: How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
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Title: How Much of These Hills Is Gold
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April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel
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Title: How Much of These Hills Is Gold
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April 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel
Author(s): C Pam Zhang
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: How Much of These Hills is Gold: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
Author(s): C Pam Zhang
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU