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THE MAN WITH THE COMPOUND EYES

Book cover ofThe Man with the Compound Eyes
  • Author: Wu MING-YI
  • Publisher: Harvill Secker
  • Published: 2013
  • Description: Hardback, Near Fine
  • Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First
  • ISBN-13: 9781846556708
  • Ref: 12662
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A first UK edition hardback with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing.  Minor bump to head of book spine and to top edge of rear board.  The dust jacket is complete and still shows the price but is showing some slight signs of storage wear.  Unread.

Translated from the Taiwanese by Darryl Sterk.

SYNOPSIS:  “A Taiwanese fairytale for the modern age that beautifully weaves together themes of culture, heritage, nature and waste.

The year is 2020.  On Wayo-wayo, an untouched island in the South Pacific, fifteen-year-old Atile’i sets out on his sacrificial voyage into the ocean to meet the fate of all Wayo-wayo second sons.

In Haven, on the eastern coast of Taiwan, literary professor Alice Shih is making preparations to end her life in her seaside home following the disappearance of her partner and young son.

Meanwhile in the South Pacific ocean, the sum of humanity’s environmental sins is gaining size and strength and it is threatening to wreak revenge.  When it hits, it will change the lives of Atile’i and Alice forever.”

Packed weight 800gms.  IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH