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Map of the Invisible World

Map of the Invisible World

(2009)
A novel by

 
Set during the tumultuous 'Year of Living Dangerously' in post-colonial Indonesia, a stunning follow-up to the international debut literary sensation The Harmony Silk Factory.

Tash Aw burst onto the international literary scene in 2005 with his highly acclaimed, award-winning debut novel. Now, with the same lyrical evocation of an exotic yet tumultuous world that made The Harmony Silk Factory so beloved, Map of the Invisible World is masterful, psychologically rich, and deeply rewarding.

Sixteen-year-old Adam is an orphan three times over. He and his older brother, Johan, were abandoned by their mother as children; then Adam watched as Johan was taken away by a wealthy couple; and now Karl, the artist who raised Adam, has been arrested by soldiers during Sukarno's drive to purge 1960s Indonesia of its colonial past.

All Adam has to guide him in his quest to find Karl are some old photos and letters - one of which sends him to the colourful, dangerous capital, Jakarta, and to Margaret, an American whose own past is bound up with Karl's. Soon, both have embarked on journeys of discovery that seem destined to turn tragic.

Woven hauntingly into this page-turning story is the voice of Johan, who is living a seemingly carefree, privileged life in Malaysia, but who is careening out of control as he cannot forget his long-ago betrayal of his helpless, trusting brother.

Map of the Invisible World confirms Tash Aw as one of the most exciting young voices on the international stage.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2010 : Hardback
Title: Map of the Invisible World
Author(s): A W Tash
ISBN: 8172238258 / 978-8172238254
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Map of the Invisible World: A Novel
Author(s): Tash Aw
ISBN: 0-385-52796-9 / 978-0-385-52796-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
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May 2009 : Canada Hardback
Title: Map of the Invisible World
Author(s): Tash Aw
ISBN: 0-7710-0901-1 / 978-0-7710-0901-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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April 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Map of the Invisible World
Author(s): Tash Aw
ISBN: 0-00-728988-X / 978-0-00-728988-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Map of the Invisible World
Author(s): Tash Aw
ISBN: 0-00-734998-X / 978-0-00-734998-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Map of the Invisible World: A Novel
Author(s): Tash Aw
ISBN: 0-385-52797-7 / 978-0-385-52797-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: Map of the Invisible World
Author(s): Tash Aw
ISBN: 0-7710-0902-X / 978-0-7710-0902-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Map of the Invisible World
Author(s): Tash Aw
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon CA   

December 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Map of the Invisible World: A Novel
Author(s): Tash Aw
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Availability: Amazon   

July 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Map of the Invisible World
Author(s): Tash Aw
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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