Ground zero excerpt
Books From Taiwan
Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
Sterk translates the literary thriller "Ground zero" 《零地點》, written by Egoyan Zheng (伊格言). Alternating between the months before the disaster in 2015 and the lead up to Taiwan’s 2017 presidential elections, "Ground Zero" is a suspenseful journey through our notions of ‘civilisation’ and the lengths to which those in power will justify sacrificing their humanity and even human life for their own gain. The mushroom cloud of Fukishima hangs heavy over Egoyan Zheng’s second novel, which combines the best of literary fiction and psychological suspense to create an engaging parable for our time.
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Zheng, E., & Sterk, D. (Tran.) (2015). "Ground zero" excerpt = 《零地點》摘譯. Books From Taiwan, (2), 76-77.