By Michelle Jana Chan
The story of a young boy who travels half-way around the world — from China to British Guiana — hoping to strike it rich
Thursday, 16 August 2018
What a wonderful wondrous month it has been. I still can't believe Song is out there and being read. Sounds obvious perhaps, but not from here -- in this vulnerable, post-publishing silent bubble. Song is in the hands of readers. Joy.
I've put together quotes and links from reviews.
Another update soon! Michelle
"A strong picaresque element powers this saga."
— The Daily Mail
“…one of the Caribbean’s little-known stories.”
-- The Times Literary Supplement
“Michelle Jana Chan brings a world of equal peril and possibility to life with her rich, radiant prose.”
This is the history of colonial times come alive.
— Paul's picks blog
“This book was so inspiring. At it’s heart, it’s a wonderful Steinbeck-esque tale of trying to make something of yourself and get that small piece of land to call your own.”
-- The paperback piano blog
“emotional”, “heartbreaking”, “uplifting”
-- Over the rainbow blog
“Song is a wonderful tale of survival, friendship, courage and triumph over adversity. It also has at its heart a tender and heart-warming love story. (It) had me in tears at the end.”
-- What Cathy read next blog
“an astonishing story which showed the best, and worst, of humanity in all its' guises. A totally captivating read!”
Books and me blog
“an enthralling, epic journey”
A little book problem blog