From the acclaimed author of "Five Star Billionaire" and "The Harmony Silk Factory" comes awhirlwind personal history of modern Asia.
With his entry into Restless Book's" The Face" series, award-winning novelist Tash Aw exploresthe panoramic cultural vitality of modern Asia through his own complicated family story ofmigration and adaptation. From a taxi ride in present-day Bangkok, to eating Kentucky FriedChicken in 1980s Kuala Lumpur, to his grandfathers' treacherous boat journeys to mainlandChina in the 1920s, Aw weaves together stories of insiders and outsiders, images from ruralvillages to megacity nightclubs, and voices in a dizzying variety of languages, dialects, andslangs.
Tash Aw was born in Taiwan, grew up in Kuala Lumpur, and currently lives in London. He is theauthor of "The Harmony Silk Factory," which won the Whitbread Book Award and theCommonwealth Writers Prize, and of "Map of the Invisible World." His most recent novel, "FiveStar Billionaire," was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize."