The Kite Family

The Kite Family

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A patient escapes from an asylum, to spend his life as the perfect mannequin in a department store display; when living alone is outlawed, a woman who resides quietly with her cat is assigned by bureaucrats to a role in an artificially created "family;" a luckless man transforms himself into a chair so people can, literally, sit on him. These are just a few of the inhabitants of Hon Lai-chu's stories, where surreal characters struggle to carve out space for freedom and individuality in an absurd world. The Chinese version of The Kite Family won the New Writer's Novella first prize from Taiwan's Unitas Literary Association, was one of 2008's Books of the Year according to Taiwan's China Times, was selected as one of the Top 10 Chinese Novels Worldwide, and was awarded a Translation Grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9789881604798
BY (AUTHOR) Hon, Lai-Chu
PUBLISHER : East Slope Publishing Limited PUBLICATION DATE : September 01, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong IMPRINT : East Slope Publishing Limited
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 211 mm x 145 mm

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DESCRIPTION :
A patient escapes from an asylum, to spend his life as the perfect mannequin in a department store display; when living alone is outlawed, a woman who resides quietly with her cat is assigned by bureaucrats to a role in an artificially created "family;" a luckless man transforms himself into a chair so people can, literally, sit on him. These are just a few of the inhabitants of Hon Lai-chu's stories, where surreal characters struggle to carve out space for freedom and individuality in an absurd world. The Chinese version of The Kite Family won the New Writer's Novella first prize from Taiwan's Unitas Literary Association, was one of 2008's Books of the Year according to Taiwan's China Times, was selected as one of the Top 10 Chinese Novels Worldwide, and was awarded a Translation Grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9789881604798
BY (AUTHOR) Hon, Lai-Chu
PUBLISHER : East Slope Publishing Limited PUBLICATION DATE : September 01, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong IMPRINT : East Slope Publishing Limited
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 211 mm x 145 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.