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How Much of These Hills is Gold: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
Author: C Pam Zhang

Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 978-0349011479
Pages: 380
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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 family, bound and divided by its memories.

'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

'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

'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

'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' Lauren Groff, New York Times-bestselling author of Fates and Furies