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A propulsive and dazzling debut novel set against the backdrop of the Chinese Exclusion Act, about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West
Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San Francisco brothel, to a shop tucked into the Idaho mountains, we follow Daiyu on a desperate quest to outrun the tragedy that chases her. As anti-Chinese sentiment sweeps across the country in a wave of unimaginable violence, Daiyu must draw on each of the selves she has been-including the ones she most wants to leave behind-in order to finally claim her own name and story.
At once a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking work of historical fiction, Four Treasures of the Sky announces Jenny Tinghui Zhang as an indelible new voice. Steeped in untold history and Chinese folklore, this novel is a spellbinding feat.
A sweeping adventure of identity, love and belonging -- C Pam Zhang, Man Booker longlisted author of How Much of These Hills are Gold
Brilliant and devastating. Four Treasures of the Sky tells the story of Daiyu, who is brought to America against her will and forced to hide who she is even as she grows into her true self. Weaving together myth and history, Zhang's work is both timeless and utterly necessary right now. -- Anna North, author of the New York Times bestseller Outlawed
An instant and necessary classic, easily among the best novels of this past decade. The story lingers long after its final pages -- T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
An astonishing novel propelled by private and public histories, rich with reflections on self-making, moral calling, great love, and profound injustice -- Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning
This unforgettable novel dazzles. An exhilarating rush of character, history and storytelling -- Kali Fajardo-Anstine, US National Book Award finalist author of Sabrina & Corina
Brings alive a heroine for the ages, an indomitable teenage girl whose relentless spirit and self-reinvention carries this story. Daiyu is sure to take her place in the canon of great Western heroines next to True Grit's Mattie Ross -- Juliet Grames, author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
This book is haunting, luscious and precise - it's historical fiction as we most want and need it to be. Four Treasures of the Sky paints a neglected chapter in history with sharp and devastating brushstrokes -- Julia Fine, author of The Upstairs House
A lyrical and sweeping Bildungsroman, fierce and moving ― Publishers Weekly, starred review
A book to sit alongside Yaa Gyasi's Homecomingand Anna North's Outlawed, this is a powerful tale of reclamation, spun with soul by a remarkable new talent ― Lauren Puckett, Shelf Awareness
A sweeping adventure of identity, love, and belonging ― C Pam Zhang, Man Booker longlisted author of 'How Much of These Hills are Gold'
Brilliant and devastating. Weaving together myth and history, it is both timeless and utterly necessary right now ― Anna North, 'Outlawed'
An exhilarating rush of character, history, and storytelling. This unforgettable novel dazzles ― Kali Fajardo-Anstine, National Book Award finalist author of 'Sabrina & Corina'
An instant and necessary classic, easily among the best novels of this decade. A true wonder, this is a story that lingers long after its final pages ― T Kira Madden, acclaimed author of 'Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls' --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B09BDQPZRD
- Publisher : Penguin (28 July 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 3307 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 406 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0241533031
- Best Sellers Rank: 156,601 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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