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The Fortunes

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2017 Chautauqua Prize Winner!

Peter Ho Davies’ The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience. Readers applauded Davies’ “extraordinary writing about a timely issue of otherness,” calling the book “emotionally engaging and a clear, poignant account.” Particularly lauded were Davies’ characters, who, one reader said, “won my empathy, as I grieved and cheered them on in their unflagging search for identity and home."

published by Houghton Mifflin

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
A New York Times Notable Book
A New York Times Editors' Choice
Longlisted for The Story Prize
One of NPR's "Best Books of 2016"
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
An Indie Next Pick (September 2016)

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