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  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241533031
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

Four Treasures of the Sky




A powerful, sweeping debut about a smuggled Chinese girl fighting to find her place in the 1880s American West

Daiyu is the orphaned daughter of a once influential, now missing, family. Alone and on the streets, she must rely on her wit and quick thinking to discover what happened to her family.

But when Daiyu is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, she must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself.

Over the years that follow, she is forced to reinvent 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.

  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241533031
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Jenny Tinghui Zhang

Jenny Tinghui Zhang is a Texas-based Chinese-American writer. Four Treasures of the Sky is her first novel.

Praise for Four Treasures of the Sky

An engulfing, bighearted and heartbreaking novel. Illuminates shocking injustices, and makes us stop and consider how many survive to this day

Ann Patchett, author of Women's Prize longlisted <i>The Dutch House</i>

A sweeping adventure of identity, love, and belonging

C Pam Zhang, Man Booker longlisted author of <i>How Much of These Hills are Gold</i>

A brilliant debut. Weaving together myth and history, Four Treasures of the Sky is both timeless and utterly necessary right now

Anna North, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Outlawed</i>

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 <i>Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls</i>

This unforgettable novel dazzles. An exhilarating rush of character, history and storytelling

Kali Fajardo-Anstine, US National Book Award finalist author of <i>Sabrina & Corina</i>

A sweeping adventure of identity, love, and belonging

C Pam Zhang, Man Booker longlisted author of 'How Much of These Hills are Gold'

An exhilarating rush of character, history, 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'

Brilliant and devastating. Weaving together myth and history, it is both timeless and utterly necessary right now

Anna North, 'Outlawed'

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