Coverart for item
The Resource The man with the compound eyes : [a novel], Wu Ming-Yi ; translated from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk

The man with the compound eyes : [a novel], Wu Ming-Yi ; translated from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk

Label
The man with the compound eyes : [a novel]
Title
The man with the compound eyes
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Wu Ming-Yi ; translated from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tai
  • eng
Summary
"The English-language debut of an exciting new award-winning voice from Taiwan--a stunning novel that is at once fantasy, reality, and dystopian environmental saga, in which the lives of two people from very different worlds intertwine under the shadow of a man-made catastrophe. On the mythical island of Wayo-Wayo, young Atile'i has just seen his 180th full moon and, following the tradition of his people, is sent out alone into the vast Pacific as a sacrifice to the Sea God. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, he happens upon a new home--a vast island made of trash. Meanwhile, in Taiwan, Alice, a professor of literature, is preparing to commit suicide following the disappearance of her husband and son. But her plans are put on hold when the trash island collides with the Taiwan coast where Alice lives. Her home is destroyed, but meeting Atile'i gives her life new meaning as they set out to solve the mystery of her lost family. Drawing in the narratives of others impacted by the disaster--Alice's friends and neighbors, environmentalists from abroad, the mysterious man with compound eyes--the novel tells an enthralling, surreal story of the known--and unknown--world around us"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ming-Yi, Wu
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sterk, Darryl
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islands
  • Families
  • Missing persons
Label
The man with the compound eyes : [a novel], Wu Ming-Yi ; translated from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of : Fu yan ren
  • This book was purchased with funds donated to the Thunder Bay Public Library Memorial Fund. In memory of : Mary O'Loghlia. 39341011941153
Control code
2013042177
Extent
302 p.
Isbn
9780307907967
Lccn
2013042177
Label
The man with the compound eyes : [a novel], Wu Ming-Yi ; translated from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk
Publication
Note
  • Translation of : Fu yan ren
  • This book was purchased with funds donated to the Thunder Bay Public Library Memorial Fund. In memory of : Mary O'Loghlia. 39341011941153
Control code
2013042177
Extent
302 p.
Isbn
9780307907967
Lccn
2013042177
Processing Feedback ...