How Much of These Hills is Gold – Booker Prize Longlist 2020
by C Pam Zhang
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE
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.