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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing is an epic story of living in revolutionary China and explores how music allowed two families to find their voice. Acclaimed pianist Steven Osborne talks to the author about the compelling novel which has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize 2016.

It's the story of revolutionary idealism, music, and silence, in which three musicians - the shy and brilliant composer Sparrow, the violin prodigy Zhuli, and the enigmatic pianist Kai - struggle during China’s relentless Cultural Revolution to remain loyal to one another and to the music they have devoted their lives to.

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4 minutes