The Incarnations: A Novel
Hailed as “China’s Midnight’s Children” (The Independent) this “brilliant, mind-expanding, and wildly original novel” (Chris Cleave) about a Beijing taxi driver whose past incarnations over one thousand years haunt him through searing letters sent by his mysterious soulmate.Who are you? you must... show more
Hailed as “China’s Midnight’s Children” (The Independent) this “brilliant, mind-expanding, and wildly original novel” (Chris Cleave) about a Beijing taxi driver whose past incarnations over one thousand years haunt him through searing letters sent by his mysterious soulmate.Who are you? you must be wondering. I am your soulmate, your old friend, and I have come back to thi
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Asian Literature
, Magical Realism
I had been anticipating/avoiding this book because I've heard some really great things about it, but I had been somewhat reluctant after hearing that it was quite violent. Violence in itself doesn't bother me, but lately I just haven't been in the mood for reading super graphic stuff. However, I fou...
It's difficult to me to really say I enjoyed this book when it deals with a lot of horrendous issues. Rape, domestic violence, drugs, etc. are just among the few. However, the way Susan Barker handles these issues is done brilliantly well! She is such a fantastic writer. She was able to write in a v...
There's a lot that goes on in this book. For me, the (re)incarnation parts of the story took a slightly lesser significance than the different account of the life of the characters in different historical eras in China. Perhaps, in part, the breaking up of the book into 'sub-plots' detracted a littl...
I enjoyed the concept and stories in Ms. Barker's 'The Incarnations'. While I did not like any of the characters in the novel I did care about Driver Wu, his wife and child. The book reminded me of a large part of David Mitchell's 'Ghostwritten' and I like the freedom incarnations give to an auth...
The Incarnations Susan Barker Hardcover, 384 pages Expected publication: August 18th 2015 by Touchstone (first published July 3rd 2014 ISBN 1501106783 (ISBN13: 9781501106781) I found the plot of this novel haunting as it follows the main character, Wang Yu, as he receives 5 letter...