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.
Engulfing, bighearted, and heartbreaking.Ann Patchett
An astonishing novel propelled by private and public histories, rich with reflections on self-making, moral calling, great love, and profound injustice.Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning
Brilliant and devastating . . . . Weaving together myth and history, Zhang’s work is both timeless and utterly necessary right now.Anna North, author of Outlawed