The Millions

A Project of Defiance: The Millions Interviews C Pam Zhang

C Pam Zhang’s first novel, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a thrilling, lyrical take on the harsh and beautiful landscapes of the American West, and its muscular writing shows that even these seemingly ironclad narratives—the white, American cowboy—are actually more fragile than they seem, if not entirely breakable.

The story centers on two Chinese American siblings on the lam after their sometimes abusive father dies, leaving the two orphans to do whatever they have to do to survive. The story takes place in a kind of dreamscape that both feels in and out of history. For instance, we all know the story of the forty-niners, but

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Interese conexe

Mai multe de la The Millions

The Millions6 min citite
Gravity And Grace And The Virus
It was strangely comforting to read things that had been written in a time of crisis, yet one that was not this crisis, this unbearable time. The post Gravity and Grace and the Virus appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions10 min citite
On the Oldest Road: U.S. 1, Robert Kramer, the Buick, and Me
The highway is a monument to the American lust for the hideous, the delight in ugliness for its own sake. The post On the Oldest Road: U.S. 1, Robert Kramer, the Buick, and Me appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions9 min citite
What the Literature About Contemporary Korean Women’s Lives Illuminates About Our Own
A quick survey suggests my experience is rather typical, how this hostile atmosphere begins when girls are still children, continues with everyday misogyny, and proceeds when the weaponized penis enters the workplace. The post What the Literature Abo