'Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.'
So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese-American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them all into chaos.
A profoundly moving story of secrets and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, about love, lies and race.
Praise for Everything I Never Told You
'My only concern in describing my profound admiration for Everything I Never Told You is that it might raise unachievable expectations in the reader. But it's that good.' Amazon.com's #1 Best Book of 2014
'If we know this story, we haven't seen it yet in American fiction, not until now... Ng has set two tasks in this novel's doubled heart - to be exciting, and to tell a story bigger than whatever is behind the crime.' Alexander Chee, The New York Times Book Review