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The Stolen Bicycle

The Stolen Bicycle

Wu Ming-Yi

  • awardLonglisted, The Man Booker International Prize, 2018
  • awardWinner, Taiwan Literary Award, Taiwan, 2015
  • awardWinner, China Times Open Book Award (Six-time winner, including 2015), Taiwan
  • awardWinner, Eslite Bookseller Award for Author of The Year, Taiwan, 2015
  • awardCommended, Publishers Weekly International Hot Book Properties, 2015
  • Translated by Darryl Sterk

    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.


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    About the Author

    Award-winning novelist Wu Ming-Yi is also an artist, designer, photographer, literary professor, butterfly scholar, environmental activist, traveller and blogger, and is widely considered the leading writer of his generation in his native Taiwan.

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    About the Translator

    A long-time resident of Taipei, Darryl Sterk has interests in Taiwan’s local literature and indigenous cultures. He translated the first of Wu Ming-Yi’s novels to be published in English, The Man with the Compound Eyes.

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    28 August 2017
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    Other editions ofThe Stolen Bicycle
    • The Stolen Bicycle
      ISBN: 9781925410792
      28 August 2017
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    • The Stolen Bicycle
      ISBN: 9781911231240
      29 November 2019