LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020
A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
America. In the twilight of the Gold Rush, two siblings cross a landscape with a gun in their hands and the body of their father on their backs . . .
Ba dies in the night, Ma is already gone. Lucy and Sam, twelve and eleven, are suddenly alone and on the run. With their father’s body on their backs, they roam an unforgiving landscape dotted with giant buffalo bones and tiger paw prints, searching for a place to give him a proper burial.
How Much of These Hills is Gold is a sweeping adventure tale, an unforgettable sibling story and a remarkable novel about a family bound and divided by its memories.
‘A daring and haunting epic’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘A unique reimagining of the American West adventure’ THE TIMES
‘A fierce, feminist Western’ DAILY MAIL
‘Remarkable’ HARPER’S BAZAAR
‘Reminiscent of both Cormac McCarthy and Toni Morrison’ IRISH TIMES
‘C Pam Zhang’s arresting, beautiful first novel is filled with myths of her own making as well as sorrows and joys’ NEW YORK TIMES
A GWYNETH PALTROW BOOK CLUB PICK