Mon, May 17 | Online Event

Book Club: Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing, May Book Club
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Book Club: Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien

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May 17, 7:00 PM
Online Event

About the Event

China Master storyteller Madeleine 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 and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming’s father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China’s political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences.

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International House Book Club members receive a 20% discount at Park Road Books.

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