by Tao Lin
Hyper technological, drug-induced, migratory, and electric, Tao Lin’s third novel, Taipei, is part autobiography—in Lin’s own words, drawn from 25,000 pages of memory—and part fiction. We follow Paul from his uninspired existence in Brooklyn around the globe to excavate his own roots in Taiwan. It is a love story by the voice of a new generation, one who speaks in text messages, g-chats, and prescription pills. A new and important novelist emerges.