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The Man with the Compound Eyes - Vintage Earth

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Every second son must be sacrificed at the age of fifteen. But will one boy defy all odds and triumph...

On the island of Wayo Wayo, every second son must leave on the day he turns fifteen as a sacrifice to the Sea God. Atile'i is one such boy, but as the strongest swimmer and best sailor, he is determined to defy destiny and become the first to survive.

Alice Shih, who has lost her husband and son in a climbing accident, is quietly preparing to commit suicide in her house by the sea. But her plan is interrupted when a vast trash vortex comes crashing onto the shore of Taiwan, bringing Atile'i with it.

In the aftermath of the catastrophe, Atile'i and Alice retrace her late husband's footsteps into the mountains, hoping to solve the mystery of her son's disappearance. On their journey, memories will be challenged, an unusual bond formed, and a dark secret uncovered that will force Alice to question everything she thought she knew.

VINTAGE EARTH is a collection of novels to transform our relationship with the natural world. Each one is a work of creative activism, a blast of fresh air, a seed from which change can grow. The books in this series reconnect us to the planet we inhabit - and must protect. Discover great writing on the most urgent story of our times.


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Wu Ming-Yi

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Every second son must be sacrificed at the age of fifteen. But will one boy defy all odds and triumph...

On the island of Wayo Wayo, every second son must leave on the day he turns fifteen as a sacrifice to the Sea God. Atile'i is one such boy, but as the strongest swimmer and best sailor, he is determined to defy destiny and become the first to survive.

Alice Shih, who has lost her husband and son in a climbing accident, is quietly preparing to commit suicide in her house by the sea. But her plan is interrupted when a vast trash vortex comes crashing onto the shore of Taiwan, bringing Atile'i with it.

In the aftermath of the catastrophe, Atile'i and Alice retrace her late husband's footsteps into the mountains, hoping to solve the mystery of her son's disappearance. On their journey, memories will be challenged, an unusual bond formed, and a dark secret uncovered that will force Alice to question everything she thought she knew.

VINTAGE EARTH is a collection of novels to transform our relationship with the natural world. Each one is a work of creative activism, a blast of fresh air, a seed from which change can grow. The books in this series reconnect us to the planet we inhabit - and must protect. Discover great writing on the most urgent story of our times.

Product details

Authors Wu Ming-Yi, Ming-Yi Wu
Publisher Vintage UK
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 02.06.2022
 
EAN 9781784877903
ISBN 978-1-78487-790-3
No. of pages 368
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 22 mm
Series Vintage Earth
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Cultural Heritage, Taiwan, FICTION / Magical Realism, FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Fiction in translation, Magical Realism, Narrative theme: Environmental issues, Science fiction: apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic, FICTION / World Literature / Asia (General)

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