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Author: C Pam Zhang Narrator: Catherine Ho, Joel de la Fuente Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Release Date: April 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593166949

Publisher Description

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION "5 UNDER 35" HONOREE A GOOP Book Club Pick “A fully immersive epic drama packed with narrative riches and exquisitely crafted prose.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Belongs on a shelf all of its own.” —NPR “Outstanding.” —The Washington Post “Arresting, beautiful.” —The New York Times   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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Quotes

  • “Her prose at its best can be heart-stoppingly lyrical.”

    - USA Today

Awards

  • A BookPage Top Pick of the Month
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month

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About the Author

C Pam Zhang was born in Beijing but is mostly an artifact of the United States. She is the author of the acclaimed debut novel How Much of These Hills Is Gold. Her work has been published in publications such as Kenyon Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and McSweeney’s Quarterly, and she has been awarded support from the Bread Loaf School of English, Aspen Words, Tin House, and elsewhere.

About the Narrator

Joniece Abbott-Pratt has narrated many audiobooks for children, young adults, and adults. She has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2021 was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. She earned an MFA degree in acting from the University of Iowa and has performed on regional theater stages across the country, including the Public Theater in New York City. She has also appeared on television shows, including The Good Fight, Law and Order: SVU, Luke Cage, and Orange Is the New Black, and has voiced commercials and projects for US Bank, Johnson & Johnson, and others.