Terrence Cheng's debut novel offers "a vivid and imaginative fictional recounting of the events of Tiananmen Square . . ." ('Kirkus') and an unforgettable peek into the face of modern China.
A dynamic and fascinating look into one of the most memorable and moving events of the 20th century, 'Sons Of Heaven' is set in Beijing, China, during the spring and summer of 1989. Meticulously researched, this fast-paced, suspenseful read is nearly impossible to put down and transports the reader back to the days leading up to and following 4 June 1989, when tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square.
On that fateful day one lone young man, looking both confused but terribly brave as he held his ground, faced the rolling line of tanks, defying his government, and standing for freedom. No one has ever been able to determine the identity or the fate of that young man. But now, in 'Sons Of Heaven', Terrence Cheng gives him a voice. Provocative, skilfully written and spellbinding, Cheng's debut is nothing short of extraordinary.