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Author Wu, Ming-Yi, 1971- author.

Uniform Title Fu yan ren. English
Title The man with the compound eyes / Wu Ming-Yi ; translated from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First United States edition.
Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (302 pages)
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Originally published in Taiwan as Fuyanren by Fudan Press in 2011.
Summary A young man from a mythical island is sent out alone into the Pacific as a sacrifice to the Sea God, only to discover a vast island made out of trash that collides with the coastal home of a suicidal Taiwanese professor.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Islands -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Islands. (OCoLC)fst00980104
Missing persons. (OCoLC)fst01023702
Genre Science fiction.
Electronic books.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Sterk, Darryl, translator.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Wu, Ming-Yi, 1971- Man with the compound eyes London : Harvill Secker, 2013 9781846556708
Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Wu, Ming-Yi, 1971- Man with the compound eyes New York : Pantheon Books, 2014 9780307907967 (DLC) 2013042177 (OCoLC)857214567
ISBN 9780307907974 : $47.85
030790797X : $47.85
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