Map of the Invisible World

Map of the Invisible World

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Author: Tash AW
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 343
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172238254

Description

From the author of the internationally acclaimed, Costa Award-winning The Harmony Silk Factory comes an enthralling new novel that evokes an exotic yet turbulent and often frightening world.

16-year-old Adam is an orphan three times over. He and his older brother, Johan, were abandoned by their mother as children; he watched as Johan was adopted and taken away by a wealthy couple; and he had to hide when Karl, the Dutch man who raised him, was arrested by soldiers during Sukarno's drive to purge 1960s Indonesia of its colonial past.

Adam sets out on a quest to find Karl, but all he has to guide him are some old photos and letters, which send him to the colorful, dangerous capital, Jakarta. Johan, meanwhile, is living a seemingly carefree, privileged life in Malaysia, but is careening out of control, unable to forget the long-ago betrayal of his helpless, trusting brother.

Map of the Invisible World is a masterful novel, and confirms Tash Aw as one of the most exciting young writers at work today.

PRAISE FOR THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY:

‘What a storyteller Tash Aw is. Unputdownable.’
-DORIS LESSING

‘Bewitchingly written and gracefully assured…Aw’s prose is lucid, uncluttered, and beautiful.’
-THE TIMES

‘Aw writes with what seems like effortless fluidity… Dazzling’.
- GUARDIAN