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A propulsive and dazzling debut novel set against the backdrop of the Chinese Exclusion Act, about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West

Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San Francisco brothel, to a shop tucked into the Idaho mountains, we follow Daiyu on a desperate quest to outrun the tragedy that chases her. As anti-Chinese sentiment sweeps across the country in a wave of unimaginable violence, Daiyu must draw on each of the selves she has been-including the ones she most wants to leave behind-in order to finally claim her own name and story.

At once a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking work of historical fiction, Four Treasures of the Sky announces Jenny Tinghui Zhang as an indelible new voice. Steeped in untold history and Chinese folklore, this novel is a spellbinding feat.

 
 

Review

An engulfing, bighearted and heartbreaking novel. Illuminates shocking injustices, making us stop and consider how many survive to this day -- Ann Patchett, author of Women's Prize longlisted The Dutch House

sweeping adventure of identity, love and belonging -- C Pam Zhang, Man Booker longlisted author of How Much of These Hills are Gold

Brilliant and devastatingFour Treasures of the Sky tells the story of Daiyu, who is brought to America against her will and forced to hide who she is even as she grows into her true self. Weaving together myth and history, Zhang's work is both timeless and utterly necessary right now. -- Anna North, author of the New York Times bestseller Outlawed

An instant and necessary classic, easily among the best novels of this past decade. The story lingers long after its final pages -- T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

An astonishing novel propelled by private and public historiesrich with reflections on self-makingmoral callinggreat love, and profound injustice -- Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning

This unforgettable novel dazzles. An exhilarating rush of character, history and storytelling -- Kali Fajardo-Anstine, US National Book Award finalist author of Sabrina & Corina

Brings alive a heroine for the ages, an indomitable teenage girl whose relentless spirit and self-reinvention carries this story. Daiyu is sure to take her place in the canon of great Western heroines next to True Grit's Mattie Ross -- Juliet Grames, author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

This book is hauntingluscious and precise - it's historical fiction as we most want and need it to beFour Treasures of the Sky paints neglected chapter in history with sharp and devastating brushstrokes -- Julia Fine, author of The Upstairs House

lyrical and sweeping Bildungsromanfierce and moving - Publishers Weekly, starred review

book to sit alongside Yaa Gyasi's Homecomingand Anna North's Outlawed, this is a powerful tale of reclamationspun with soul by a remarkable new talent - Lauren Puckett, Shelf Awareness

sweeping adventure of identitylove, and belonging - C Pam Zhang, Man Booker longlisted author of 'How Much of These Hills are Gold'

Brilliant and devastatingWeaving together myth and history, it is both timeless and utterly necessary right now - Anna North, 'Outlawed'

An exhilarating rush of characterhistory, and storytelling. This unforgettable novel dazzles - Kali Fajardo-Anstine, National Book Award finalist author of 'Sabrina & Corina'

An instant and necessary classic, easily among the best novels of this decade. A true wonder, this is a story that lingers long after its final pages - T Kira Madden, acclaimed author of 'Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls'

About the Author

Jenny Tinghui Zhang is a Chinese-American writer. She was born in Changchun, China and grew up in Austin, Texas, where she currently lives. Four Treasures of the Sky is her debut.
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  • ISBN: 9780241533031
  • Author: Jenny Tinghui Zhang
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • Pages: 416
  • Format: Paperback

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A propulsive and dazzling debut novel set against the backdrop of the Chinese Exclusion Act, about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West

Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San Francisco brothel, to a shop tucked into the Idaho mountains, we follow Daiyu on a desperate quest to outrun the tragedy that chases her. As anti-Chinese sentiment sweeps across the country in a wave of unimaginable violence, Daiyu must draw on each of the selves she has been-including the ones she most wants to leave behind-in order to finally claim her own name and story.

At once a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking work of historical fiction, Four Treasures of the Sky announces Jenny Tinghui Zhang as an indelible new voice. Steeped in untold history and Chinese folklore, this novel is a spellbinding feat.

 
 

Review

An engulfing, bighearted and heartbreaking novel. Illuminates shocking injustices, making us stop and consider how many survive to this day -- Ann Patchett, author of Women's Prize longlisted The Dutch House

sweeping adventure of identity, love and belonging -- C Pam Zhang, Man Booker longlisted author of How Much of These Hills are Gold

Brilliant and devastatingFour Treasures of the Sky tells the story of Daiyu, who is brought to America against her will and forced to hide who she is even as she grows into her true self. Weaving together myth and history, Zhang's work is both timeless and utterly necessary right now. -- Anna North, author of the New York Times bestseller Outlawed

An instant and necessary classic, easily among the best novels of this past decade. The story lingers long after its final pages -- T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

An astonishing novel propelled by private and public historiesrich with reflections on self-makingmoral callinggreat love, and profound injustice -- Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning

This unforgettable novel dazzles. An exhilarating rush of character, history and storytelling -- Kali Fajardo-Anstine, US National Book Award finalist author of Sabrina & Corina

Brings alive a heroine for the ages, an indomitable teenage girl whose relentless spirit and self-reinvention carries this story. Daiyu is sure to take her place in the canon of great Western heroines next to True Grit's Mattie Ross -- Juliet Grames, author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

This book is hauntingluscious and precise - it's historical fiction as we most want and need it to beFour Treasures of the Sky paints neglected chapter in history with sharp and devastating brushstrokes -- Julia Fine, author of The Upstairs House

lyrical and sweeping Bildungsromanfierce and moving - Publishers Weekly, starred review

book to sit alongside Yaa Gyasi's Homecomingand Anna North's Outlawed, this is a powerful tale of reclamationspun with soul by a remarkable new talent - Lauren Puckett, Shelf Awareness

sweeping adventure of identitylove, and belonging - C Pam Zhang, Man Booker longlisted author of 'How Much of These Hills are Gold'

Brilliant and devastatingWeaving together myth and history, it is both timeless and utterly necessary right now - Anna North, 'Outlawed'

An exhilarating rush of characterhistory, and storytelling. This unforgettable novel dazzles - Kali Fajardo-Anstine, National Book Award finalist author of 'Sabrina & Corina'

An instant and necessary classic, easily among the best novels of this decade. A true wonder, this is a story that lingers long after its final pages - T Kira Madden, acclaimed author of 'Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls'

About the Author

Jenny Tinghui Zhang is a Chinese-American writer. She was born in Changchun, China and grew up in Austin, Texas, where she currently lives. Four Treasures of the Sky is her debut.

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