A moving and extraordinary evocation of the 20th-century tragedy of China, and deserves to cement Thien's reputation as an important and compelling writer
[This] will cement Thien as one of Canada's most talented novelists, at once a successor to Rohinton Mistry and a wholly singular stylist...A supple epic about that which remains behind after each new beginning... Gorgeous
Globe and Mail
Madeleine Thien is a serious and gifted writer. With compassion and meticulous precision, she explores ordinary lives shaped by extraordinary political events. Like a beautiful and complex piece of music, the narration unfolds in layers, returning again and again to the central themes of family, memory and loss
Ma Jian, author, Beijing Coma
Madeleine Thien on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Granta 141
Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux introduce Granta 141: Canada in both English and French.