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Do not say we have nothing: a novel

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"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.
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subject_facetChina -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Families -- China -- Fiction
Intergenerational relations -- Fiction
title_displayDo not say we have nothing : a novel
title_fullDo not say we have nothing : a novel / Madeleine Thien
Do not say we have nothing [electronic resource] / Madeleine Thien
title_shortDo not say we have nothing
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Intergenerational relations
Social life and customs