My Enemy's Cherry Tree

Wang Ting-Kuo

Published: 4 April 2019
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 272 pages
ISBN: 9781846276583

About the author

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One of Taiwan's most celebrated authors, Wang Ting-Kuo was born in 1955. He began writing fiction when he was 18 and quickly took the literary world by storm, only to disappear from the literary scene when his soon-to-be father-in-law gave him a devastating ultimatum: either give up the precarious life of a writer or give up my daughter. Having made his fortune, Ting-Kuo returned with a vengeance with MY ENEMY'S CHERRY TREE which has since won all of Taiwan's major literary prizes. This novel marks his English-language debut. More about the author


A glimmering Taiwanese tale of love and sorrow... quietly devastating ... the murky present and clear past are tied together by the simple loveliness of Ting-Kuo's prose... sometimes it's in the gaps, the glimmering ellipses, that the best story lies’



A masterpiece. . . an understated, heartrending tale of sadness - one whose muted grief stretches out like an expanse of sea and finds neither resolution nor release’


‘A lush, tense and devastating novel from a Taiwanese master of style and form... beautifully translated

‘Beautifully ruminates on lost love and desire, relationships’


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