Kowloon Tong: A Novel of Hong Kong

by Paul Theroux

Ninety-nine years of colonial rule are ending as the British prepare to hand over Hong Kong to China. For Betty Mullard and her son, Bunt, it doesn't concern them - until the mysterious Mr. Hung from the mainland offers them a large sum for their family business. They refuse, yet fail to realize Mr. Hung is unlike the Chinese they've known: he will accept no refusals. When a young female employee whom Bunt has been dating vanishes, he is forced to make important decisions for the first time in his life - but his good intentions are pitted against the will of Mr. Hung and the threat of the ultimate betrayal.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780395901410
  • ISBN-10: 0395901413
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 07/06/1998
  • Carton Quantity: 44

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  • About the Book
    Ninety-nine years of colonial rule are ending as the British prepare to hand over Hong Kong to China. For Betty Mullard and her son, Bunt, it doesn't concern them - until the mysterious Mr. Hung from the mainland offers them a large sum for their family business. They refuse, yet fail to realize Mr. Hung is unlike the Chinese they've known: he will accept no refusals. When a young female employee whom Bunt has been dating vanishes, he is forced to make important decisions for the first time in his life - but his good intentions are pitted against the will of Mr. Hung and the threat of the ultimate betrayal.

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    "A compact, provocative gem of a novel." Boston Globe

    "A moody thriller . . . cleverly, tightly constructed, fast-paced." The New York Times

    "A taut, illuminating story that transcends it's timely subject . . . A bravura performance." The Washington Post

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