2016 Taipei Book Fair Award
2015 China Times Open Book Award
2015 Asia Weekly Top Ten Chinese Novel of the Year
2015 Eslite Bookseller Award for Book of the Year
Literary prodigy Wang Ting-Kuo’s newest novel takes the reader on a winding journey down the deceptive alleyways of emotional conflict. After the novel’s unnamed protagonist lost his wife to a wealthy, well-regarded gentleman named Lo Yi-Ming, the jilted husband quits his office job and opens a small café by the seaside. One day, Lo Yi-Ming (known to the protagonist as “my enemy”) walks into the café by accident. The two do not engage each other, but after Lo Yi-Ming returns home, he falls ill, and even attempts suicide. While the community blames the protagonist for the death, Yi-Ming’s daughter visits the café, looking for both answers to her father’s illness and for a chance at redemption. Yet what she finds is much, much more complicated.
My Enemy’s Cherry Tree is an enticing mix of suspense, psychological intrigue, and pure intellectual exploration.