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My South Seas Sleeping Beauty A Tale of Memory and Longing

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ISBN-10: 0231140584

ISBN-13: 9780231140584

Edition: 2007

Authors: Guixing Zhang, Valerie Jaffee

List price: $32.00
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My South Seas Sleeping Beautyis a captivating coming-of-age tale set in the magical jungles of Borneo. Told through the vivid recollections of a Chinese-Malay youth, the novel recounts the life of Su Qi, a troubled, sensitive son of a wealthy family, and exemplifies the imaginative range of one of Taiwan's most innovative writers. "There were all sorts of stories about how my younger sister died," Su Qi begins, hinting at the power of memory to bend and refract truth. Yet whichever the real story may be, the fact is that the death of Su Qi's sister created an irrevocable rift in Su Qi's family, driving his father into the arms of aboriginal women and his mother into a world of her own…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Zhang Guixing is a Malaysian-Chinese author best known for a series of epic novels set in Borneo: Siren Song, The Clown Dynasty, Herds of Elephants, and The Primate Cup. His work has been the subject of extensive academic and popular discussion in Taiwan, where he continues to live and work as a high school English teacher.Valerie Jaffee is a translator with degrees from Harvard and Columbia University.