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Kite Family (Paperback) (Lai-chu Hon)

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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.

Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Lai-chu Hon
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2016
TCIN: 50129114
UPC: 9789881604798
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-8439
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