Kowloon Tong

Kowloon Tong

Book - 1997
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1997.
ISBN: 9780771085765
0771085761
Characteristics: 243 p. ;,22 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 26, 2014

Theroux brings his unusual unique perspective to life in Hong Kong during the Chinese "takeaway" through his depiction of a puzzled and anxious British business man forced to return to England.

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