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History and Music Play in Perfect Harmony in ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’

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Rarely does a book come along that is as masterfully written as Do Not Say We Have Nothing. From critically-acclaimed author Madeleine Thien, the novel was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, and was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award, among many others. Living in Vancouver, Marie and her mother invite into their home Ai-Ming, a Chinese refugee fleeing the crackdown in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square Protests in 1989. The novel beautifully splinters apart, delving into different subplots, but all centered around Marie finding and tracing her family history, and the connection between her father Kai, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming’s father Sparrow, a brilliant composer, as well as a violin prodigy. Do Not Say…

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Man Booker Prize 2015 Shortlist Announced

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On Tuesday, September 15, six novels were chosen and put on the shortlist that are currently in contention for the 47th Annual Man Booker Prize. On October 13, the winner will be chosen at the annual ceremony taking place at London’s Guildhall and will be broadcast by BBC. A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James (Oneworld Publications, September 2015)             Satin Island, Tom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape, February 2015)             The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma (Pushkin Press, April 2015)           The Year of the Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota (Picador, June 2015)             A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus, February 2015)             A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara (Picador, March…

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