Portraits in White


Fiction | 

All Ages

May 19, 1949, the declaration of martial law in Taiwan signals the start of the White Terror—nearly four decades of intense surveillance, disappearances, and political oppression targeting Taiwanese people resistant to Chiang Kai-Shek’s authoritarian rule. This collection of three novellas demonstrates the ongoing struggle to maintain normalcy—the simplest of dreams: the pursuit of an ordinary life—in a time of political repression.

Author: Kaori Lai

Publisher: INK Literary Monthly Publishing Co.

272 pages | 14.8 × 21cm

ISBN: 9789863875079

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Rights Sold: English

Award: 2022 Taiwan Literature Awards; 2023 TIBE Book Prize