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How Much of These Hills is Gold

How Much of These Hills is Gold

HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD is an epic debut novel about family and the search for both a home and a fortune.

Set during the Gold Rush, in a re-imagined American West, Lucy and Sam, twelve and eleven, are newly orphaned siblings. With their father’s body on their backs, they roam an unforgiving landscape dotted with buffalo bones and tiger paw prints, searching for a place to give him a proper burial. The siblings must battle with their own memories, the illusion of the American Dream and each other.

‘Riveting and truly remarkable’ Chigozie Obioma, author of the Booker-shortlisted An Orchestra of Minorities

‘C Pam Zhang’s debut is pure gold’ Emma Donoghue, Booker-shortlisted author of Room

Intuitive, chewy, wonderful’ Daisy Johnson, Booker-shortlisted author of Everything Under

This book is a wonder’ Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

‘Ferocious, dark and gleaming’ Lauren Groff, New York Times-bestselling author
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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