I’m thrilled to be hosting today’s stop on the blog tour for Song by Michelle Jana Chan. Described as ‘a sweeping historical epic’, Song follows one boy’s long journey from rags to riches. If you can drag your eyes away from the gorgeous cover, I can tell you that it’s published by Unbound tomorrow, 28th June 2018, and you can find all the pre-order/purchase details below.
However, the great news is that, for one lucky person (UK resident only), they won’t need those purchase details, because there’s a giveaway with a chance to win a paperback copy of Song. To enter click here (opens in new window). The giveaway closes midnight on 3rd July 2018.
Do check out all the other great book bloggers taking part in the tour for reviews, extracts and other features about the book.
About the Book
Song is just a boy when he sets out from Lishui village in China. Brimming with courage and ambition, he leaves behind his impoverished broken family hoping he’ll make his fortune and return home. Chasing tales of sugarcane, rubber and gold, Song embarks upon a perilous voyage across the globe to the British colony of Guiana, but once there he discovers riches are not so easy to come by and he is forced into labouring as an indentured plantation worker.
This is only the beginning of Song’s remarkable life, but as he finds himself between places and between peoples, and increasingly aware that the circumstances of birth carry more weight than accomplishments or good deeds, Song fears he may live as an outsider forever.
This beautifully written and evocative story spans nearly half a century and half the globe, and though it is set in another century, Song’s story of emigration and the quest for an opportunity to improve his life is timeless.
Format: Hardcover, ebook (464 pp.) Publisher: Unbound
Published: 28th June 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction
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About the Author
Michelle Jana Chan is an award-winning journalist and travel editor of Vanity Fair. She’s also contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveller, presenter of the BBC’s Global Guide and a writer for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and Travel & Leisure. Michelle has been named the Travel Media Awards’ Travel Writer of the Year. She was a Morehead-Cain scholar at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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