Fiction like this, clear-eyed and truthful, can give a shape to the chaos of history... The quiet elegance of Thien's writing makes a brutal story powerful and moving
Kate Saunders, The Times
Extremely moving and honest while maintaining lyricism and beautifully balanced prose. She takes you into the nightmare on Year Zero with extraordinary assurance
Thien is a gifted and compassionate author. Her writing is a pleasure to read, pared down yet highly charged, harrowing yet lyrical, peppered with acute observation and psychological insight, unforgettable
Yvvette Edwards, author of 'A Cupboard Full of Coats'
Madeleine Thien on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Granta 141
Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux introduce Granta 141: Canada in both English and French.