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How much of these hills is gold: A Novel

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NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZEFINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZEWINNER OF THE ROSENTHAL FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARD, FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERSA NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION "5 UNDER 35" HONOREENATIONAL BESTSELLER “Belongs on a shelf all of its own.” —NPR “Outstanding.” —The Washington Post   Revolutionary . . . A visionary addition to American literature.” —Star Tribune An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape—trying not just to survive but to find a home. Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future. Both epic and intimate, blending Chinese symbolism and reimagined history with fiercely original language and storytelling, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a haunting adventure story, an unforgettable sibling story, and the announcement of a stunning new voice in literature. On a broad level, it explores race in an expanding country and the question of where immigrants are allowed to belong. But page by page, it’s about the memories that bind and divide families, and the yearning for home.
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WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE
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Revolutionary . . . A visionary addition to American literature.” —Star Tribune
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Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future.
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subject_facetFamily secrets -- Fiction
Fathers -- Death -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Sibling rivalry -- Fiction
Western stories
title_displayHow much of these hills is gold
title_fullHow Much of These Hills Is Gold A Novel
How much of these hills is gold / C Pam Zhang
title_shortHow much of these hills is gold
title_subA Novel
topic_facetDeath
Family secrets
Fathers
Fiction
Immigrants
Literature
Orphans
Sibling rivalry