This captivating coming-of-age tale is 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. Influenced by the lyricism of William Faulkner and the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, My South Seas Sleeping Beauty is an evocative exploration of sexuality and identity and a masterful reworking of Chinese and Western myth.
My South Seas Sleeping Beauty: A Tale of Memory and Longing
AuthorsZhang Guixing; Valerie Jaffee (trans.)
PublisherColumbia University Press