Indies Introduce


  • How Much of These Hills is Gold, C Pam Zhang
    Riverhead Books, 9780525537205, April 7, 2020 (Fiction)

    “A visceral, remarkable western, told from the point of view of a newly orphaned Chinese-American girl and her sister as they struggle through a harsh and unfamiliar landscape of mountains and men, prospectors and gamblers. Their fates forever intertwined, the siblings nonetheless make their way alone, striking opposites despite their shared past - one which, try as they might, they cannot outrun. With gorgeous prose, C Pam Zhang has crafted an unflinching portrait of burgeoning adulthood, solitude, and the search for home.”

    Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books (Washington, DC)

    “Set during the gold rush, two siblings living a hardscrabble life as immigrants are forced to flee after the deaths of their parents. Infused with Chinese symbolism, Zhang's novel follows the siblings as they search for a burial site for Ba, for their place in the world, and for a place to call home. How Much of These Hills is Gold is an epic, exhilarating debut!”

    Susan Schlesinger, Books on the Square (Providence, RI)

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