* Adapted into the TV series Adventure of the Ring
Five short stories of love, loss, and illusion, all revolving around the Taipei metro, where convenience often meets coincidence. Soon to air as a television series entitled Adventure of the Ring.
The Taipei Metro is simultaneously a place of great human concentration and of powerful solitude. Millions of people congregate within it every single day, many at the exact same time of day. Habitual metro riders will often recognize each other, and will notice when familiar faces go missing or suddenly reappear. Yet nowhere is the gulf between people so great as when they are sitting right next to each other in a crowded subway car.
The Taipei metro – this theater of convenience and coincidence – is the backdrop of each of the five stories collected here. Friends, requited and unrequited lovers, and even ghosts meet and split within this space. Imagine the stories of Dubliners taking place in a modern metro system, with a healthy dash of O. Henry’s dry humor and dramatic flair thrown in.
These stories of Taipei locals and their magical, heart-breaking, or once-in-a-lifetime encounters on the subway have recently been adapted into a television series entitled Adventure of the Ring, set to air in 2020.