A Taiwanese Lord of The Flies meets The Hunger Games
Nominated for the 2014 Taiwan Literary Award
The district is short of water, but realising the adults are incapable of solving the problem, the children know it’s up to them. Arming themselves, they occupy the sealed area and put their parents under house arrest. When the adults protest, the children take a step even they didn’t think they would; killing the Management Committee in order to ensure the needs of the group are protected.
But with food running short, wild dogs on the attack and the ghosts of the Management Committee coming back to haunt them, the children’s army starts to fall apart. Can they really keep to their young ideals? Are they growing into the adults they despise?
WAR OF THE BUBBLES is an energetic, fast-paced novel, a poetic fantasy written with a singular vision. It is an exploration of the tensions between the people and those who govern, and the ways in which we are forced to do things we don’t want to by the system in which we live. This book questions the essence of the human condition, the pull between our individual desires and the needs of the group, as well as the loss of innocence as we grow to understand the world around us better. This is at once serious satire and seriously entertaining literature.