Map of the Invisible World

A Novel

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  • 1588369838
  • 9780385527965
  • 9781588369833
From the author of the internationally acclaimed The Harmony Silk Factory comes an enthralling novel that evokes an exotic yet turbulent place and time—1960s Indonesia during President Sukarno’s drive to purge the country of its colonial past. A page-turning story, Map of the Invisible World follows the journeys of two brothers and an American woman who are indelibly marked by the past—and swept up in the tides of history.
  • Random House Publishing Group; January 2010
  • ISBN 9781588369833
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  • Title: Map of the Invisible World
  • Author: Tash Aw
  • Imprint: Spiegel & Grau
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1588369838
  • 9780385527965
  • 9781588369833

In The Press

A book full of immense intelligence and empathy . . . a complex drama of private relationships . . . While Aw's prose remains as luminous as in his debut novel . . . there is greater emotional heft in his new work . . . reaching an unbearably moving climax."—Time
 
"A worthy successor to The Harmony Silk Factory . . . Aw handles both political upheaval and the personal trauma it generates with considerable skill and verve. . . . His prose is vividly lyrical. . . . Clearly, Aw has bags of talent."—The Independent, UK
 
"Buoyant, limber, confidently told . . . Long before its cliffhanger ending, what is revealed is a book embodying huge ambition, jostling with love, betrayal and guilt, all set poignantly and subtly against the politics of turmoil in post-colonial Indonesia circa 1964."—The Scotsman
 
"Breathtaking . . . Map of the Invisible World drops you on the streets of Jakarta and floods your senses with impending doom."—Toronto Star
 
"This exquisite and haunting second novel from Aw follows a vibrant cast searching for a sense of home during the political upheaval of 1960s Indonesia…Well-paced and gorgeously written, this epic story of loss and identity mirrors the struggles of the young Indonesia in which it takes place."—Publishers Weekly, starred review


From the Hardcover edition.

About The Author

Tash Aw's debut novel, The Harmony Silk Factory, was the winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Malaysian by birth, he now lives in London.


From the Hardcover edition.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1588369838
  • 9780385527965
  • 9781588369833