Do Not Say We Have Nothing A Novel

At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming.

Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609898

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award // Finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction "A powerfully expansive novel…Thien writes with the mastery of a conductor." —New York Times Book Review “In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old.” Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations—those who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming’s father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China’s political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences. With maturity and sophistication, humor and beauty, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of life inside China yet transcendent in its universality.

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

"An epic novel about the far-reaching effects of China's revolutionary history, told through the stories of two interlinked musical families, from the 1940s to the present day"--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393609882

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize:

Extension of National Industrial Recovery Act

I think we are sort of splitting straws on this proposition . Mr. CHOATE . I would
not say that . Mr. TREADWAY . You say you have nothing to do with this law ,
when you yourself say that your administration would not be in existence if it were
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United States Congressional Serial Set

Now , I stand by the law of the Government and I have nothing to complain of and
nothing to say . We heard before you got here ... any land , and I believe that . I
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Simple Recipes

Winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the City of Vancouver Book Award, and a Regional Finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book Longing, familiarity, and hope suffuse these stories as they mine the charged ...

Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0771003188

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the City of Vancouver Book Award, and a Regional Finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book Longing, familiarity, and hope suffuse these stories as they mine the charged territory of relationships – subtly weaving in conflicts between generations and cultures. Madeleine Thien’s characters in some way want to make amends, to understand the events that have shaped their lives. A young woman searches back in time for the pivotal moment when her family lost faith in itself. Two sisters keep a vigil outside their former house, hoping their long-absent mother will appear one last time. A wife helps her husband grieve for the woman he has loved since childhood. A daughter remembers the simple ritual she once shared with her father and the moment when her unconditional love for him was called into question. Compassionate and revealing, delicate and wise, these stories chart the uneven progress of love and lay bare the heartbreaking truths at the core of our closest bonds.

Trial of Andries Botha Field Cornet of the Upper Blinkwater in the Kat River Settlement for High Treason in the Supreme Court of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope on the 12th May 1852 and Subsequent Days

No . ( Cross examined by Mr . Watermeyer . ] – He did not say that he was in the
fight at Balfour ? - He did not say that at all ... people for the sake of the English ;
and why should we purposely enter into a case with which we had nothing to do .

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Congressional Record

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening

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heard something more of the real state of the ... No estimate had been laid before
them which appeared to him , he would not say offensive , but assuredly nothing
but a bare statement . ... em by the Royal Commissioners in a friendly spirit , to
say we would ployed would not do his work for nothing ? not adjourn our meeting
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Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario

Q . - Can you give me the names — just until we get the offer — of the bond
houses or banks which made that offer ? A . — The Continental and Commercial ,
the First Trust Savings , Harris Trust , Merchants Loan - I may not have these titles
exactly accurate — the Merchants Loan and Trust , and ... I might say that there
were several strings attached to this offer . ... We had nothing to do with that end
of it .

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Report

This may be true to a limited extent , but it does not explain the phenomena . The
plant r perishes from ... in which caso we need not say that the expansive force of
frozen fluid could have nothing to operate upon . All the experience that forty ...

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The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit

Yes , " said the husband , “ and I think we had better go and hear the minister that
she goes to hear . Evidently she ... It is not everybody who can say , “ I have
married a wife ” ; but everywhere you can meet with a person who pleads , “ I
HAVE NO TIME . " You say ... I do not meet any one of our friends saying ,
towards evening , “ I am ready to faint , for I have had nothing to eat since I got up
. I have had no ...

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Senate documents

-A . I could not say . ... Q. By whom 1 - A . I think they were put in the box by Moore
; but I can't say which of them . Q. Did ... she said , " it is no use to us ; we have got
nothing , and we can't get anything for it ; I am here , away from every body .

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

The Amendment of the had passed during the last two or three noble Lord ( Lord
George Hamilton ) hit years through a ... of the House , and he had not aban - /
Nothing could be more fatal to the posidoned the hope that the Government tion
of ... It was not struction ; but , for his part , he would by talking of inconvenience ,
it was not say that he had not always been ... if we had not had Irish Obstrucleges
of the House , that the Opposition tion , we should have had Irish rebelcould hope
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Official Report of Debates

if he chooses to do so," surely it is only logical to say, "You shall have the right of
private importation,'' if the same right is ... we shall have nothing more to say; but
we do not see why we should be deprived of the right to have the people speak ...

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The Canadian Monthly and National Review

Had I not come back to England , you Brian nodded again , as if he admired
would have claimed the money ? his father's caution , and had nothing to say
Yes — and restored it to its rightful against the means which had been adopted
owner . ” to discover his true character . “ I am a man of the world and understand
“ And we have heard nothing to your dishuman nature - you would have been its
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Dogs at the Perimeter

Weaving together the threads of Janie's life, Dogs at the Perimeter evokes totalitarianism through the eyes of a little girl, and draws a remarkable map of the mind's battle with memory, loss and the horrors of war.

Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847085482

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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One starless night Janie's childhood was swept away by the terrors of the Khmer Rouge. Exiled from Phnom Penh, Janie and her family were forced to live out in the open: cold, hungry and under constant surveillance. Caught up in a political storm which brought starvation to millions, tore families apart and changed the world forever, Janie lost everyone she loved. Now, three decades later, Janie's life in Montreal is unravelling. Weaving together the threads of Janie's life, Dogs at the Perimeter evokes totalitarianism through the eyes of a little girl, and draws a remarkable map of the mind's battle with memory, loss and the horrors of war.

Modern Philosophy

In all these cases , we have said that the cosmological Idea is either 100 great ,
or too small , for any intelligent conception by the Understanding . But why should
we not say just the reverse , and throw the blame on the Cuerstanding rather than
the Reason , by affirming the ... we may pass it by on the other sidle with impunity
and indifference , as an insoluble problem with which we have nothing to do .

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The Sunday Magazine

If we have lost it ! ” he " Don ' t speak to me of faith , ” he said . said . “ If we did not
altogether possess it “ I feel as if I had been playing at faith all / while we might ! ”
my life , and could lay hold on nothing . " " Even then , he is not in the past , " I ...

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You Don t Belong Here

In You Don’t Belong Here, Elizabeth Becker uses these women’s work and lives to illuminate the Vietnam War from the 1965 American buildup, the expansion into Cambodia, and the American defeat and its aftermath.

Author: Elizabeth Becker

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1743821662

Category: History

Page: 320

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The long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the barriers to women covering war Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast, Catherine Leroy, a French daredevil photographer, and Frances FitzGerald, a blue-blood American intellectual, arrived in Vietnam with starkly different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most consequential story of the decade. At a time when women were considered unfit to be foreign reporters, Frankie, Catherine and Kate challenged the rules imposed on them by the military, ignored the belittlement of their male peers, and ultimately altered the craft of war reportage for generations. In You Don’t Belong Here, Elizabeth Becker uses these women’s work and lives to illuminate the Vietnam War from the 1965 American buildup, the expansion into Cambodia, and the American defeat and its aftermath. Arriving herself in the last years of the war, Becker writes as a historian and a witness of the times. What emerges is an unforgettable story of three journalists forging their place in a land of men, often at great personal sacrifice. Deeply reported and filled with personal letters, interviews, and profound insight, You Don’t Belong Here fills a void in the history of women and of war. ‘A riveting read with much to say about the nature of war and the different ways men and women correspondents cover it. Frank, fast-paced, often enraging, You Don’t Belong Here speaks to the distance travelled and the journey still ahead.’ —Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent ‘Riveting, powerful and transformative, Elizabeth Becker’s You Don’t Belong Here tells the stories of three astonishing women. This is a timely and brilliant work from one of our most extraordinary war correspondents.’ —Madeleine Thien, Booker Prize finalist and author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing

The Ontario Reports

I have already referred to the negotiation between the plaintiff respecting the time
loan at eight per cent . until the 1st December . Now on referring ... We do not say
we assumed any loan , that assumption might refer to the terms ; that is all . ” Q . “
Was ... Then in answer to his lordship , “ We had nothing to do with Moat at all .

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