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11.99 Taipei

A Slate Best Book of the Year


From one of this generation's most talked about and enigmatic writers comes a deeply personal, powerful, and moving novel about family, relationships, accelerating drug use, and the lingering possibility of death.


Taipei by Tao Lin is an ode--or lament--to the way we live now. Following Paul from New York, where he comically navigates Manhattan's art and literary scenes, to Taipei, Taiwan,  where he confronts his family's roots,… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

The effects Lin creates are alienating and frustrating, but like all true styles this is infectious stuff, permeating not only writing, but thought itself.

Taipei might be the first truly social media novel, in so far as it resembles a piece of social media. A massive discharge of waste matter. Overspill. Underwritten.

The worst thing about "Taipei," and also the best, is that every humdrum utterance of the narrative voice, every static, content-free description of a banal action or egocentric observation has authenticity.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (June 04, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 5.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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