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About the Author
Kevin Chen began his artistic career as a cinema actor, starring in the Taiwanese and German films Ghosted, Kung Bao Huhn, and Global Player. Now based in Germany, he is a staff writer for Performing Arts Reviews magazine. He's published several novels, essays and short story collections, including Attitude, Flowers from Fingernails, Three Ways to Get Rid of Allergies and other titles.
Darryl Sterk has translated a dozen novels from Taiwan, including Lee Wei-Jing's The Mermaid's Tale, Sakinu Ahronglong's Hunter School, Chih-ying Lay's Home Sickness, Horace Ho's The Tree Fort on Carnation Lane, as well as Wu Ming-Yi's The Man With the Compound Eyes and The Stolen Bicycle, which was longlisted for the Booker International Prize. He lives between Taipei and Hong Kong.
★ "Kevin Chen has done a masterful job of managing his material, creating multidimensional characters, a beautifully realized setting, and an apposite surprise ending. Meanwhile, Chen and his family's stories are uniformly interesting, and seamless in their portrayal of the characters' intersecting lives... this resulting book is excellent."--Booklist (Starred Review)
."Rich and complicated."--The News Lens
"Ghost Town is a masterpiece of twenty-first century Taiwanese 'native soil' literature."--United Daily News (Taiwan)
"Magical, fierce, pungent, and cruel."--BIOS Monthly