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How Much of These Hills Is Gold

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How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
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Apr 07, 2020 | ISBN 9780525537205
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“This moving tale of family, gold, and freedom rings with a truth that defies rosy preconceptions. The description of human and environmental degradation is balanced by shining characters who persevere greatly. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, STARRED

“[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, STARRED

“The journey of these two children—and the backstories of their parents—force us to confront just how white the history we’ve been taught is…Zhang asks readers to acknowledge a legacy we have been taught to ignore by creating a new and spellbinding mythology of her own. Aesthetically arresting and a vital contribution to America’s conversation about itself.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

“Zhang’s debut novel is a smart, beautiful, and intimate legend…HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD ambitiously examines the nation’s long neglected racialized past and, more importantly, brings those individuals to life again on the page, with their desire and anger, longing and frustration.” The Millions

“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
 
“A haunting, riveting and truly remarkable debut. Zhang writes with the clear-eyed lucidity of ancient myth-makers whose eyes are attuned to the vicissitudes of nature and humanity.”—Chigozie Obioma, author of Booker Prize finalist An Orchestra of Minorities

“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
 
“A truly gifted writer.” Sebastian Barry, author of The Secret Scripture
 
“A ravishingly written revisionist story of the making of the West, C Pam Zhang’s debut is pure gold.”Emma Donoghue, author of Room
 
How Much of These Hills is a miracle, as timely as it is timeless, propulsive but also wonderfully meditative, a ferocious, tender epic about a 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

“The writing here is intuitive, chewy, wonderful; the plot is devastating and the talent is dazzling. Zhang is a blazing writer.”Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under

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