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How Much of These Hills is Gold

How Much of These Hills is Gold

‘A truly gifted writer’ Sebastian Barry

‘Pure gold’ Emma Donoghue


‘Remarkable. It will haunt readers’ Chigozie Obioma

WHAT MAKES A HOME A HOME?
TELL ME A STORY I CAN DREAM ON . . .

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.

‘Dazzling‘ Daisy Johnson

‘This book is a wonder’ Garth Greenwell

‘Ferocious, dark and gleaming’ Lauren Groff
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 7th April 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9780349011448

Reviews

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, New York Times-bestselling author of Fates and Furies
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, author of What Belongs to You
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, author of The Incendiaries
Intuitive, chewy, wonderful; the plot is devastating and the talent is dazzling. Zhang is a blazing writer
Daisy Johnson, Booker-shortlisted author of Everything Under
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, Booker-shortlisted author of An Orchestra of Minorities
A ravishingly written revisionist story of the making of the West, C Pam Zhang's debut is pure gold
Emma Donoghue, Booker-shortlisted author of Room
A truly gifted writer
Sebastian Barry
[An] extraordinary debut . . . Gorgeously written and fearlessly imagined, Zhang's awe-inspiring novel introduces two indelible characters whose odyssey is as good as the gold they seek
Publishers Weekly
In this haunting adventure story set during the Gold Rush, two newly orphaned Chinese American immigrants are on the run in a ravaged landscape. Lucy and Sam carry the body of their newly deceased father as they roam, in pursuit of a place to give him a proper burial. Fusing Chinese symbolism and re-imagined history, this debut explores the question of where immigrants are allowed to belong, memories that bind and divide families, the illusion of the American Dream and the search for a home and fortune
Cosmopolitan