C Pam Zhang

Join us on Saturday, April 11 at 3:00pm for a book talk and signing with C Pam Zhang, author of How Much of These Hills Is Gold, the Odyssey's First Editions Club April selection.

About the Book

One of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020!

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2020 by The Millions, The Week, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Electric Lit, Vogue.com, Medium, Paste Magazine, and more.
 
"Likely to be the debut novel of the year." – San Francisco Chronicle

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 re-imagined 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.

About the Author

Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, C Pam Zhang has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still looking for home. She's been awarded support from Tin House, Bread Loaf, Aspen Words and elsewhere, and currently lives in San Francisco.

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Get Your Copy

Books will be available to purchase at the event, but if you would like to reserve a copy ahead of time, you may do so below.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

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