The man with the compound eyes [electronic resource] : A Novel. Wu Ming-Yi.
- ISBN: 9780307907974 (electronic bk)
- Date Published: 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| When a tsunami sends a massive island made entirely of trash crashing into the Taiwanese coast, two very different people--an outcast from a mythical island and a woman on the verge of suicide--are united in ways they never could have imagined. Here is the English-language debut of a new and exciting award-winning voice from Taiwan, who has written an "astonishing" novel (The Independent) that is at once fantasy, reality, and dystopian environmental saga.Fifteen-year-old Atile'i--a native of Wayo Wayo, an island somewhere in the Pacific--has come of age. Following the custom of his people, he is set adrift as a sacrifice to the Sea God but, unlike those who have gone before him, Atile'i is determined to defy precedent and survive. His chances seem slim, but just as it appears that hope is lost, Atile'i comes across a sprawling trash vortex floating in the ocean and climbs onto it. Meanwhile, on the east coast of Taiwan, Alice, a college professor, is...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Pantheon, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4762 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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