"The Stolen Bicycle" by Wu Ming-Yi from Taiwan
Participants need to read the book before the meeting during which we will discuss it. The book is available at the public library.
Longlisted, Man Booker International Prize, Protected content . Six-time Winner of the China Times Open Book Award and ‘Author of the Year’, Eslite Bookstore.
On a quest to explain how and why his father mysteriously disappeared twenty years ago, a writer embarks on an epic journey in search of a stolen bicycle and soon finds himself immersed in the strangely overlapping histories of the Japanese military during World War II, Lin Wang, the oldest elephant who ever lived, and the secret world of antique bicycle collectors in Taiwan. The result is a surprising and moving meditation on memory, loss, and the bonds of family.
Award-winning novelist Wu Ming-Yi is regarded in Taiwan as the leading writer of his generation. His work, noted for its depth, complexity and vividly observed natural detail, has been compared to that of distinguished writers as diverse as Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, W.G. Sebald, David Mitchell and Yann Martel.
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