Books by Madeleine Thien

DOGS AT THE PERIMETER by Madeleine Thien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A troubling, difficult read and a worthwhile addition to the growing body of work on the Cambodian holocaust."
Canadian Thien's second novel, newly released in the U.S. after Man Booker Prize finalist Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016), moves between present-day Canada and Khmer Rouge-era Cambodia as it explores the cost of surviving a genocide. Read full book review >
DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING by Madeleine Thien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Mythic yet realistic, panoramic yet intimate, intellectual yet romantic—Thien has written a concerto dauntingly complex and deeply haunting."
Shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize, Thien's ambitious saga explores the upheavals in Chinese politics from 1949 to the present through several generations of friends, family, and lovers whose intersecting destinies are upturned by the sweep of events. Read full book review >
CERTAINTY by Madeleine Thien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2007

"The elegant prose and carefully rendered plot are almost too understated to convey the operatic emotions."
In her first novel, Thien (stories: Simple Recipes, 2002) intertwines a straightforward, though bittersweet, contemporary romance between a doctor and a journalist with the more complicated relationships between the journalist's Malaysian father and the two women he loved. Read full book review >
SIMPLE RECIPES by Madeleine Thien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2002

"Truthful and suffused with quiet ache: a welcome collection, with the Asian background presented without exoticism, as a matter-of-fact part of North American life."
Seven spare, eloquent tales of family ties that fray but don't break the US debut of prizewinning Canadian author Thien, who draws occasionally on her family's Asian background but is first and foremost a perceptive, observant child of Vancouver. Read full book review >