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The Diesel Readers Book Group -- Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 3:44pm

Monday, November 5th

7:00pm

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East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien, on Monday November 8th at 7pm.

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.

With maturity and sophistication, humor and beauty, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of life inside China yet transcendent in its universality.

** The Diesel Readers is an ongoing group, and is open to all. **

 

Event date: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Do Not Say We Have Nothing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393354720
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2017