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Titre Do not say we have nothing / Madeleine Thien.
Auteur Thien, Madeleine, 1974- author.
Éditeur Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2016.
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Genre anglais Historical fiction
Sujet anglais Chinese -- Canada -- Fiction
Musicians -- Fiction
Intergenerational relations -- Fiction
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Fiction
China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 -- Fiction
Vancouver (B.C.) -- Fiction
Genre français Romans historiques
Sujet français Canadiens d'origine chinoise -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Musiciens -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Relations entre générations -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Chine -- Histoire -- 1966-1976 (Révolution culturelle) -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Chine -- Histoire -- 1989 (Massacre de la place Tian'anmen) -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Vancouver (C.-B.) -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Description 473 pages ; 24 cm.
Note locale RA 2017-10-28
Résumé "An extraordinary novel set in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989--the breakout book we've been waiting for from a bestselling, Amazon.ca First Novel Award winner. Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution in the mid-twentieth century; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square in 1989, in one of the most important political moments of the past century. With exquisite writing sharpened by a surprising vein of wit and sly humour, Thien has crafted unforgettable characters who are by turns flinty and headstrong, dreamy and tender, foolish and wise. At the centre of this epic tale, as capacious and mysterious as life itself, are enigmatic Sparrow, a genius composer who wishes desperately to create music yet can find truth only in silence; his mother and aunt, Big Mother Knife and Swirl, survivors with captivating singing voices and an unbreakable bond; Sparrow's ethereal cousin Zhuli, daughter of Swirl and storyteller Wen the Dreamer, who as a child witnesses the denunciation of her parents and as a young woman becomes the target of denunciations herself; and headstrong, talented Kai, best friend of Sparrow and Zhuli, and a determinedly successful musician who is a virtuoso at masking his true self until the day he can hide no longer. Here, too, is Kai's daughter, the ever-questioning mathematician Marie, who pieces together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking a fragile meaning in the layers of their collective story. With maturity and sophistication, humour and beauty, a huge heart and impressive understanding, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once beautifully intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of daily life inside China, yet transcendent in its universality."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780345810427 (bound)
Autre titre Don't say we have nothing
   
   
 
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 AHUNTSIC - Adultes - Romans  COLL. ANGL.  THI Mad do  DISPONIBLE
 BENNY - Adultes - Romans  COLL. ANGL.  THI Mad do  We Recommend  DISPONIBLE
 C-D-NEIGES - Adultes - Romans  COLL. ANGL.  THI Mad do  DISPONIBLE
 DU BOISÉ - Adultes - Romans  COLL. ANGL.  THI Mad do  DISPONIBLE
 INTERCULTURELLE - Adultes - Romans  COLL. ANGL.  THI Mad do  DISPONIBLE
 J-DE REPENTIGNY - Adultes - Romans    THI Mad do  DISPONIBLE
 JEAN-CORBEIL - Adultes - Romans    THI Mad do  DISPONIBLE
 L'ÎLE-BIZARD - Adultes - Romans  COLL. ANGL.  THI Mad do  DISPONIBLE
 L'ÎLE-DES-SOEURS - Adultes - Romans    THI Mad do  DISPONIBLE
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