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• From the critically acclaimed Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi comes an intimate and magical story about family, war, history, friendship and bicycles • Intricate illustrations throughout the book were drawn by Wu Ming-Yi himself • The author spent a summer riding an antique bicycle around Taiwan to promote the book • Wu Ming-Yi is widely considered the leading Taiwanese novelist of his generation. He won the Taiwan Literature Award in 2015 and the United Daily News Literature Prize in 2016. • The author is also a leading butterfly scholar and has published two works of non-fiction, The Book of Lost Butterflies and The Dao of Butterflies • Wu Ming-Yi’s fiction has been compared to that of Haruki Murakami, Vladmir Nabokov, W.G. Sebald, Yann Martel, Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell • Wu Ming-Yi will be a guest of a major Australian writers festival in 2017