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Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing is a remarkable book. The depth and lyricism of Thien’s prose is almost hypnotic, capable of transplanting you wholesale into the novel’s setting. There’s a haunting melancholy at work throughout Do Not Say We Have Nothing, a pervasive sense of loss that is never quite defined as anything specific. I feel that, depending on your age when reading it, there will be different losses a reader will attach themselves to. The loss of music in the lives of the two families, the loss of a community, a loss of innocence... 

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