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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Contemporary Women
  • Language:English
  • Pages:265
  • eBook ISBN:9780984014217

Ahmam's Islands

Translated from Taiwanese

by Chung Wenyin

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Overview

Ahmam is a modern day woman living in Taipei, Taiwan. She is preparing to return home to her village for the Chinese New Year. She is going home a disappointment to her overly critical mother. She is jobless, penniless and most importantly single, with no marriage prospects in sight.

Description

Ahmam is a modern day woman living in Taipei, Taiwan. She is preparing to return home to her village for the Chinese New Year. As she prepares for what is normally thought to be a festive time for Chinese families fills Ahmam with dread. She is going home a disappointment to her overly critical mother. She is jobless, penniless and more importantly single, with no marriage prospects in sight. What Ahmam does have is a strength of spirit which stems from the cloister of friends that surround and support her like calm waters surrounding a battered island. The reader will learn much of the courage and strength of the women and men that Ahmam left behind in her home village and what it means to be young, gifted, single and female in modern day Taiwan.

About the author

Chung Wenyin has a bachelor degree in Mass Communication from Tamkang University. She decided to become a full time writer in 2000. She is also a painter and a photographer. Before devoting herself full time to literature writing, Wenyin was a cinema art critic,art reporter, published essayist, still photographer and script clerk. Wenyin's literary works include collections of short stories: "Two People in One Day" and "The Past" Her novels list "Woman Islands", "Over the Left Bank of the River", "Decayed Lust and "Merciful Lover". Chung Wenyin has been awarded more than ten literature prizes, including the 2003 Yunlin County Cultural Award and the 2005 Wu San-Lien Literature Prize, which is deemed the most important literature prize in Taiwan. Wenyin currently resides in Taipei Taiwan.

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