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VIRTUAL: C Pam Zhang / How Much of These Hills Is Gold (paperback launch)
April 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Booksmith and The Bindery are very pleased to host the virtual launch for C Pam Zhang and the paperback edition of her debut novel How Much of These Hills Is Gold.
This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required. Event link will be sent to everyone who registers.
You can order *signed* copies of How Much of These Hills Is Gold here – we’re currently offering free shipping throughout San Francisco and the East Bay.
About the book
Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future.
Both epic and intimate, blending Chinese symbolism and reimagined history with fiercely original language and storytelling, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a haunting adventure story, an unforgettable sibling story, and the announcement of a stunning new voice in literature. On a broad level, it explores race in an expanding country and the question of where immigrants are allowed to belong. But page by page, it’s about the memories that bind and divide families, and the yearning for home.
About the author
Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, C Pam Zhang has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still looking for home. She’s been awarded support from Tin House, Bread Loaf, Aspen Words, and elsewhere, and currently lives in San Francisco. Author photo by by Gioia Zloczower.
This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required.