Praise for The Man with the Compound Eyes: ‘Reminiscent of Haruki Murakami, twisting the dreamlike into the curiously credible.’ Times Literary Supplement
‘We haven’t read anything like this novel. Ever. [It is] beautiful, entertaining, frightening, preposterous, true.’ Ursula K. Le Guin
‘A haunting and evocative tale, beautifully told…this work will be a classic.’ Hugh Howey, author of Wool
A writer embarks on an epic quest in search of his missing father’s stolen bicycle and soon finds himself ensnared in the strangely intertwined stories of Lin Wang, the oldest elephant who ever lived, the soldiers who fought in the jungles of South-East Asia during World War II, and the secret world of butterfly handicraft makers in Taiwan. The result is both a majestic historical novel and a profound, startlingly intimate meditation on memory, family and home. Wu’s writing has been compared to that of Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, W.G. Sebald and Yann Martel.