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The man with the compound eyes / Wu Ming-Yi.

Wu, Ming-Yi, 1971- (Author).


"On the mythical island of Wayo-Wayo, young Atile'i has just seen his 180th full moon and, following the tradition of his people, is sent out alone into the vast Pacific as a sacrifice to the Sea God. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, he happens upon a new home, vast island made of trash. Meanwhile, in Taiwan, Alice, a professor of literature, is preparing to commit suicide following the disappearance of her husband and son. But her plans are put on hold when the trash island collides with the Taiwan coast where Alice lives. Her home is destroyed, but meeting Atile'i gives her life new meaning as they set out to solve the mystery of her lost family. Drawing in the narratives of others impacted by the disaster, Alice's friends and neighbors, environmentalists from abroad, the mysterious man with compound eyes the novel tells an enthralling, surreal story of the known and unknown world around us" Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307907967
  • Physical Description: 302 pages
  • Publisher: New York, NY. Pantheon Books. 2014.

Content descriptions

Language Note:
Originally published in Taiwan as Fuyanren by Fudan Press in 2011.
Subject: Islands > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Magic realism (Literature)
Genre: Science fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Reynolds County Library District.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Reynolds County Library - Bunker Library F WU (Text) 3247100424940 Adult Fiction Available -

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