BooksDirect
Cheap Library Books Sale

The Stolen Bicycle

Buy The Stolen Bicycle from BooksDirect
Paperback
Published: November 2019
For Ages:
Retail Price: $22.99
$18.39
YOU Save: $4.60  (20.0%)
Temporarily out of stock Available to Order: 7 to 10 business days depending on publishers availability

Quantity:
Author: Wu Ming-Yi
Category: /
BIC Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
 
Published: 29-Nov-2019
Format: Paperback, 400 pages, 129x32mm
ISBN: 9781911231240
Stock Code: 1231240
Product Description
 
A writer embarks on an epic quest in search of his missing father's stolen bicycle and soon finds himself caught up in the strangely intertwined stories of Lin Wang, the oldest elephant who ever lived, the soldiers who fought in the jungles of South-East Asia during the Second World War and the secret worlds of the butterfly handicraft makers and antique bicycle fanatics of Taiwan.

The Stolen Bicycle is both a majestic historical novel and a profound, startlingly intimate meditation on memory, family and home.A writer embarks on an epic quest in search of his missing father's stolen bicycle and soon finds himself caught up in the strangely intertwined stories of Lin Wang, the oldest elephant who ever lived, the soldiers who fought in the jungles of South-East Asia during the Second World War and the secret worlds of the butterfly handicraft makers and antique bicycle fanatics of Taiwan.

The Stolen Bicycle is both a majestic historical novel and a profound, startlingly intimate meditation on memory, family and home.
Wu Ming-Yi (Author)
Wu Ming-Yi is a Taiwanese writer, painter, designer, photographer, literary professor, butterfly scholar, environmental activist, traveller and blogger. He is the author of the novel Routes in the Dream (2007), as well as a number of non-fiction books and short story collections. The Man with the Compound Eyes is his first novel to be translated into English.

Darryl Sterk (Translator)
Darryl Sterk has translated numerous short stories from Taiwan for The Chinese Pen Quarterly, and now teaches translation in the Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation at National Taiwan University.