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New Book, 99 Ways to Die, Drops in October!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Asia, Asian American, Books by Ed Lin, Featured, Taiwan, Writing | 0 comments

I got 99 ways, but a writing a book ain’t one.

Well, it’s been four years, and so I figured I’d write another post.

As you can guess, there’s a new book along with a new trailer. 99 Ways to Die drops Oct. 9. I have a few events coming up, so check out my updated events tab! If you’re in New York on Oct. 11, it would be great to see you at the night-market book launch!

Publishers Weekly summed it all up in a starred review for 99 Ways to Die:

At the start of Lin’s stellar third Taipei Night Market novel (after 2016’s Incensed), Jing-nan Chen, who “makes the best skewers and stews in the Shilin Night Market,” receives a distress call from high school classmate Peggy Lee. Peggy’s wealthy businessman father, Tommy Lee Tong-ming, “who controlled some of the most powerful tax-dodging entities in Taiwan” and is also Jing-nan’s landlord in the market, has been brazenly kidnapped at a banquet. Since a police escort was present, the Taipei PD is desperate to keep their embarrassing security lapse private. Peggy asks Jing-nan to get involved after the kidnappers demand the design for a “power-efficient mobile chip” that they insist is in her father’s files, despite her ignorance of its existence. Jing-nan reluctantly agrees to reach out to a relative with underworld connections as well as to his girlfriend’s former lover, a tech executive imprisoned for bribery who might know the design’s location. Jing-nan has three days to come up with results before the kidnappers’ deadline expires. Lin effortlessly blends humor, plausible plot twists, and the politics and economics of contemporary Taiwan.

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