How Much of These Hills Is Gold

Author(s): C. Pam Zhang

International Fiction

'A truly gifted writer' Sebastian Barry 'Pure gold' Emma Donoghue 'Remarkable. It will haunt readers' Chigozie Obioma

WHAT MAKES A HOME A HOME? TELL ME A STORY I CAN DREAM ON . . . 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 a family bound and divided by its memories.

'Dazzling' Daisy Johnson 'This book is a wonder' Garth Greenwell 'Ferocious, dark and gleaming' Lauren Groff  

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Longlisted Booker Prize 2020

In the twilight days of the Californian goldrush, two Chinese-American orphans search for home. This is an astonishing debut, weaving together themes of identity, family conflict, migrant struggle and the American dream into a glittering, vast adventure story. Complex, epic, and current, with elements of myth and magical realism, it’s easy to see why this book has already been long-listed for the 2020 Booker Prize. –Steph, The Book Grocer





General Fields

  • : 9780349011479
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press
  • : 0.3
  • : February 2019
  • : 2.7 Centimeters X 23.5 Centimeters X 15.5 Centimeters
  • : April 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : C. Pam Zhang
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 813/.6
  • : 336