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THE DARK BACKWARD

People will forever struggle with the issues of their day and these struggles will forever be mined for narrative themes.This story of one small family encapsulates the process by which Taiwan has become the country it is today.

The family is not a large and illustrious one, but however few they are in number, they have nonetheless found themselves subject to the very same turning gears of history that would define their era. Their struggles and resistance reveal the transformation of Taiwan over the seven decades since the end of Japanese rule. Theirs is a story that touches upon the February 28 Incident of 1948, the White Terror, the Formosa Magazine Incident, the White Lily student movement and the women’s, Aboriginal and immigrant rights movements, as well as the grass roots opposition to construction of the Meinong Reservoir, bullying in schools, the forced removal of the residents of Lesheng Village and the construction of the CPC petrochemical plant. The story demonstrates how individuals, fighting for what is right, have stood up to the government and molded what Taiwan has become today.

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Category: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Locus
Date: 2014/6
Pages: 224
Length: 77,000 characters

(approx. 50,000 words in English)

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Grace Chang (Books from Taiwan)

booksfromtaiwan.rights@gmail.com