The Stolen Bicycle

The Stolen Bicycle

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On a quest to explain how and why his father mysteriously disappeared twenty years ago, a writer embarks on an epic journey in search of a stolen bicycle and soon finds himself immersed in the strangely overlapping histories of the Japanese military during World War II, Lin Wang, the oldest elephant who ever lived, and the secret world of antique bicycle collectors in Taiwan. The result is a surprising and moving meditation on memory, loss, and the bonds of family.
Publisher: Melbourne, Australia :, Text Publishing,, 2017.
©2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781911231158
1911231154
9781925498554
1925498557
Characteristics: x, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sterk, Darryl - Translator
Contents: Parts of the bicycle
One hundred years in Taipei
Before time
A history of the bicycles my family has lost
A-pu's cave
Bike notes I
Kyoko's place
Bike notes II
Psyche
Bike notes III
Moon like a silver wheel
Bike notes IV
Bicycle thieves
Bike notes V
Forests of Northern Burma
Bike notes VI
Chokushi Boulevard
Limbo
Bike notes VII
The tree
Postscript: a time beyond mourning.
Summary: On a quest to explain how and why his father mysteriously disappeared twenty years ago, a writer embarks on an epic journey in search of a stolen bicycle and soon finds himself immersed in the strangely overlapping histories of the Japanese military during World War II, Lin Wang, the oldest elephant who ever lived, and the secret world of antique bicycle collectors in Taiwan. The result is a surprising and moving meditation on memory, loss, and the bonds of family.

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